"She got up at the end and – wiping tears from her eyes – said it was the best day of her life"
"Don’t expect celebrity tidbits, although there are a few, such as Brad Pitt’s on-set flatulence (hey, he’s only human)"
"My dad had to impale his mother at her funeral, so she wouldn’t become a striga after burial"
"I waded out into the harbour with a jam jar, barefoot, eyes half-closed, trying to get a sense of where the river meets the sea"
"Ruthlessly self-serving and cruel, often cringe-inducingly pretentious, but also, more than anything, a raffish savant"
Independent and underground cinema is a dream palace for the rediscovery of the lost landscapes of London and New York City
"Even when worn by bandits and fools in old Japanese movies, they suggest ease and style"
Neil D.A. Stewart picks ten of the best, from escapism to studies in common humanity