Monthly Archives: July 2016

Stuck in the Elevator

Don’t get stuck in the elevator. Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) is that 1958 French film noir thing directed by Louis Malle, his first feature film. Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet are lovers whose perfect crime begins to … Continue reading

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A Pause

There’s no Friday evening (Saturday morning) column – heat exhaustion (this is Los Angeles and this is late July) – and both political conventions have wrapped. Things are now locked in place, politically. All has been said. The lines have … Continue reading

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