Tag Archives: Joanna Hogg

Today, the Sheila Variations is old enough to drink.

The above pic of me – taken by Michael – graced the top of my original blog, when I set it up 21 years ago today. I never should have put my picture up – it led to a lot … Continue reading

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“I think my cinema is minimalist because so is my gaze: I’m very interested in people.” — Joanna Hogg

It’s the birthday of director Joanna Hogg, who hasn’t directed that many films (comparatively) and yet what she has done really matters, so much so that when there are gaps between films, people who always have her on their radar … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

These women inspire, entertain, challenge, comfort, provoke, or were “there” in my formative years as an inspiration. The list is huge. Below the jump.

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2022 Mirror Moments

You know me and movie-mirror-moments. 2022 has had quite a few, and they are similar in character. Saint Omer, directed by Alice Diop The Eternal Daughter, directed by Joanna Hogg Corsage, directed by Marie Kreutzer

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November 2022 Viewing Diary

Something in the Dirt (2022; d. Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson) I really liked this. If you like losing yourself in conspiracy theories – without being, like, a QAnon-type ready to shoot up a pizza parlor – then this is super … Continue reading

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Review: The Eternal Daughter (2022)

I love writing about Joanna Hogg – her work has such a depth and richness – and so I was pleased to review her latest, The Eternal Daughter, where Tilda Swinton plays a dual role – mother and daughter. You … Continue reading

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October 2021 Viewing Diary

I really didn’t watch all that much, numerically, during October, for various reasons. 1. I was on the move. I think I spent, all told, about 7 days at home over the course of the month. Including one unexpected stay … Continue reading

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Review: The Souvenir Part II (2021)

The long-awaited (I mean it was only two years but it felt like FOREVER for those of us who were waiting) sequel to The Souvenir has arrived. Joanna Hogg hasn’t made that many films (she directed her first feature-length film … Continue reading

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April 2021 Viewing Diary

Jewel Robbery (1932; d. William Dieterle) This glittering pre-Code, starring William Powell as a jewel thief, and Kay Francis as a married woman in love with her jewels, is such a subversive delight. Powell is devastatingly charming and Francis is … Continue reading

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Different themes in Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenirs

Joanna Hogg’s style is a fingerprint. Once you’ve seen one of her films, you get the lay of the land. It’s as specific a fingerprint as Martin Scorsese’s, although of a completely different rhythm and energy and milieu. (It’s not … Continue reading

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