Publications

Diary of a Seducer (Le Journal du Séducteur)

James Bowman

The Diary of a Seducer by Danièle Dubroux is a clever little movie based loosely on Kierkegaard’s Diary of a…

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Journal du Séducteur, Le (Diary of a Seducer)

James Bowman

The Diary of a Seducer by Danièle Dubroux is a clever little movie based loosely on Kierkegaard’s Diary of a…

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Father’s Day

James Bowman

Father’s Day by Ivan Reitman is based on the preposterous premiss that an apparently happily-married woman, upset at her husband’s…

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Fifth Element, The

James Bowman

The Fifth Element by Luc Besson is what every crappy Hollywood postmodern extravaganza would be if it had the wit…

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Chef in Love, A (Les Mille et Une Recettes du Cuisinier Amoureaux)

James Bowman

A Chef in Love (or, to give it its French title, Le Mille et Un Recettes d’un Cuisinier Amoureux) by…

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Night Falls on Manhattan

James Bowman

Night Falls on Manhattan is that rare thing, a film that is bursting with talent—written and directed by Sidney Lumet…

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Rough Magic

James Bowman

Rough Magic written and directed by Clare Peploe has got to be a contender for worst movie of the year….

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Samourai, Le

James Bowman

If John Woo thinks, as the publicity material claims, that Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samourai is “the closest thing to a…

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Scream

James Bowman

Scream by Wes Craven seems already to have become a cult hit, presumably because Wes is as knowing about the…

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Ulee’s Gold

James Bowman

Ulee’s Gold, written and directed by Victor Nunez is a film so slow-paced that even the exciting parts look as…

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Angel Baby

James Bowman

One ought, I think, to be suspicious of films about mental illness. They nearly always call on us to pity…

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Daytrippers, The

James Bowman

The Daytrippers by Greg Mottola is quite a pleasant little film. An actor’s film. There are excellent performances from Liev…

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