Irma Vep (1996)

dir. Olivier Assayas. Maggie Cheung playing herself, is in Paris, to star in a chaotic remake of classic French serial ‘Les Vampires’. Maggie Cheung is transcendent as the foreign actress. Her costume is a black skin tight latex catsuit. At one point the costume designer comments that “It’s like she was poured into it”, she’s…… Continue reading Irma Vep (1996)

Waiting For Guffman (1996)

dir. Christopher Guest. My favorite ‘Mockumentary’ style film. The audition scenes still have me tearing up with laughter. An incredible twelve years after writing on THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984), Christoper Guest returns to the genre as director and co-writer, and it’s a masterpiece. Fun cameo from David Cross as the UFO expert. The movie…… Continue reading Waiting For Guffman (1996)

Bound (1996)

dir. Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski. Sensational film. Apparently the Wachowski’s were inspired by Billy Wilder’s movies, and it shows. To my mind, there’s also just as much Hitchcock, if not more. This deserves to be included in the best gangster films of the 1990s, along with HEAT (1995), RESERVOIR DOGS (1992) and MILLER’S CROSSING…… Continue reading Bound (1996)