Alice

Hello? I’m looking for my wife

Favorite films

  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • The Heiress

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  • Lord Love a Duck

    ★★★★

  • Pretty Poison

    ★★★★

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    ★★★★★

  • The Upturned Glass

    ★★★

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  • Lord Love a Duck

    Lord Love a Duck

    ★★★★

    Bob, your mother would like to speak with you. She is waiting in the conversation pit. 

  • The Upturned Glass

    The Upturned Glass

    ★★★

    Pamela Mason co-writing this movie, side stepping the thankless love interest/victim role and giving herself the best part - the odious sister in law - good for her! She relishes it wonderfully. Even as James Mason’s character professes to hate her, the scenes they share are full of electricity , adding extra depth to their mutually conniving entanglement. Mason is so brilliant. Rather than playing an actor trying to seem mad, as melodrama often crudely demands, he plays a madman…

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  • Frankie and Johnny

    Frankie and Johnny

    ★★★★

    Michelle Pfeiffer untying her robe whilst rambling about a cursed, deceased parakeet - the awkward intimacy of people relearning how to love. There’s a lot of people in the reviews uncomfortable with the pushiness of Pacino’s character, which I understand, but I think Johnny/Pacino’s unabashed desperation is kind of radical. He wants too much, he’s obsessed with fate, there’s too much performance, too much rushing to the place he wants to reach - in another world he is a crazy…

  • Chilly Scenes of Winter

    Chilly Scenes of Winter

    ★★★★

    lifting a lit match up to your lips and finding no cigarette to light, having instantly forgotten and discarded an empty pack seconds ago. There’s a lot of lit matches without anything to burn - fire for the sake of fire, love for the sake of loving. The mundane insanity of this wouldn’t work if it weren’t for Joan Micklin Silver’s remarkably steady hand - she takes her neurotic insecure male protagonist and surrounds him with real people (real Women especially) grappling with their own failures and limitations. A man needs a woman or a man to be a man!