Sunday, 27 July 2008


Just picked up the latest issue of Sight & Sound magazine, which includes a killer feature where 52 critics and programmers choose their own fantasy (or actual)double bill pairings. Tim Lucas chats about this on his own excellent blog and also mentions a post on Jeremy's Moon In The Gutter blog (images from A TALE OF TWO SISTERS).

The 52 pairings make for very interesting reading and include selections from Kim Newman (who also used to sneak into X cert screenings aged 14), S&S editor Nick James (who uses his position of power to plump for an all-nighter), Ian Christie and Geoff Andrew. My favourites from this list include reality double-header DON'T LOOK NOW/THE WICKER MAN (dubbed my Mark Kermode as "Perhaps the greatest double bill of all time) and THE HONEYMOON KILLERS/PROFUNDO CARMESI (DEEP CRIMSON) as chosen by Mexican critic Leonardo Garcia-Tsao. I think my own dream double (apart from a JD) would be VERTIGO/MULHOLLAND DRIVE, or maybe even SESSION 9/THE STONE TAPE. What would you choose?


  1. I'll definitely have to check this out. It sounds really interesting.

  2. One of my fave mags, Keith (along with Video Watchdog) and this issue is a purler.

  3. How about an Oliver Reed double bill Ken Russel's Devils and Cronenberg's Brood?

    Great blog by the way.

  4. Thanks very much, Punk. Your idea of an Oliie double bill really hits the spot with me. Two great films. I'll put your blog in my list of blogs worth checking out. Thanks for coming over.