Lost Classic Reviews

Lost Classic: Secretary (Steven Shainberg, 2002)

Long before the box office submitted to the inevitable adaptation of E. L. James’ mummy porn juggernaut, another altogether more fascinating Mr Grey indulged in a spot of big screen sadomasochism. It helps that the Mr Grey of Steven Shainberg’s Secretary (2002) is played by the jittery genius that is James Spader, whose career has […]

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Four Frames: Blue is the Warmest Colour (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)

Coming-of-age stories in which a young person comes to terms with their sexuality are very common in LGBT cinema and literature, yet Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour walks this well-trodden ground in a refreshingly intense manner. The strikingly blue-haired Emma (Léa Seydoux) helps unsure young Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) find her identity – but their relationship […]