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The Changeling

This film from 1980 starts in snow covered Upstate New York, middle of nowhere. A couple and their daughter have broken down and are pushing their car to the side of the road. Whilst the husband telephones for assistance in a nearby booth, he witnesses his wife and daughter get mown down by an out Click here to read more…

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To Catch A Thief

This film won an Oscar in 1955 for Robert Burks, for Best Cinematography beating Oklahoma and Guys and Dolls! One almost wishes one could see it on the big screen once more in it’s glorious Vista-Vision. However seeing on more modern screens one can’t help but notice how many back-projected scenes there are in this Click here to read more…

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Sweet Charity

The thing that you need to understand about Charity Hope Valentine (Shirley MacLaine), to put it bluntly, is that she is fairly pathetic. A dance hall hostess, she’s young, pretty, and desperate to be loved, but most importantly, she is irrevocably naive. Sweet Charity follows her search for love in 1960s New York City, always Click here to read more…

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Days of Wine and Roses

This 1962 film stars Jack Lemmon (as Joe Clay) and Lee Remick (as Kirsten Arnesen Clay) – a couple who fall in love, marry and start a family. But from the off, we are made aware that their relationship is a threesome between them and the bottle. Yes this film deals quite thoroughly with the Click here to read more…

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The Omen

Having watched Mark Gatiss’ brilliant “A History of Horror” on BBC4, I realised that I had quite a bit of catching up to do in the classic horror department. So tonight was the turn of the 1976 classic The Omen – a film that warned us to beware any Geminis born in 1971 (being a Click here to read more…

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The Innocents

Released in 1961 starring Deborah Kerr, Megs Jenkins and two utterly stunning performances from child actors Martin Stephens and Pamela Franklin – this is one of my favourite ever films! Based on Henry James’ “Turn of the Screw”, directed by Jack Clayton with screenplay adaptation by William Archibald and Truman Capote – it tells the story of a Click here to read more…

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