Monthly Archives: January 2015

Backlog #28: Madame Bovary (1991)

Arrow Films’ eight-film boxset “The Claude Chabrol Collection” features seven films that the titled director made between 1968-74, all psychological crime thrillers, all low-key slow burners snugly housed within Les Trentes Glorieuses and all very good (four in my view, … Continue reading

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Backlog #29: Anne and Muriel (1971)

Nowhere near as good as Jules et Jim and a good deal duller: for a start, the two English girls, whilst very worthy, aren’t Jeanne Moreau. JPL’s flaws as a leading man aren’t going to help much either: he isn’t … Continue reading

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Hermann with a Type 50

I finally got to the end of the thirteen parts of Danger UXB the other day. Danger UXB is a fictional dramatisation of the activities and lives of a Royal Engineers bomb defusal section, dealing with enemy munitions during the … Continue reading

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