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The Kindred Spirit of Faces Places

As appeared in the 2018 collection of essays for Gleaning Truths: Agnes Varda Season. 90-year-old Agnes Varda is the second-most-famous Agnes under the French fashion designer Agnes b who, incidentally, claims to have ‘got her eye by looking at movies’. From the crux of confessional interviews, Agnes Varda couldn’t have found her eye by looking … Continue reading

Hollywood’s Love of Celebrity Hatred

Hollywood’s Love of Celebrity Hatred

The concept of celebrity is having a bad day. It’s being snapped with no make-up, a bag of white powder and with a camera lens that’s so far up its skirt it could provide a smear test.  Nothing new to see here but again the Warhols of contemporary cinema are painting a grubby picture of … Continue reading