House of Bamboo

House of Bamboo (1955)

House of Bamboo first published by Little White Lies, as the 118th entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Location is everything. In 1948, William Keighley made the monochrome The Street With No Name, a film noir full of infiltration and imposture, and set it on the Skid Row of a fictional ‘Center City’ (in fact…

Demonlover

Demonlover (2002)

Demonlover first published by Little White Lies, as the 81st entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column In the cutthroat world of business, Diane de Monx (Connie Nielsen) is in control. We see her, in the opening scene of Olivier Assayas’ Demonlover,  seated in first class on a plane besides Henri-Pierre Volf (Jean-Baptiste Malartre), the CEO…