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  • I Want to Live! 1958

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jan, 2015 2

    Barbara Graham (played here by Susan Hayward) was a woman who the film makes clear was of 'ill repute' but it then a case for having been innocent of involvement in the murder for which she was sentenced to death.
    I do not believe in the death penalty, even if someone is guilty beyond any doubt, and Barbara Graham probably was guilty, but I found this film a little too melodramatic, and Hayward unconvincing in her role.

  • The Velvet Touch 1948

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    An actress (Rosalind Russell) accidentally kills her ex-lover and producer, but another actress is found with the body (Claire Trevor).
    A lovely murder mystery set in a beautiful theatre which I only found out after watching the film was just a lavish film set.

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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Feb, 2013 10

    Dear Mr. Tarantino,
    I rather enjoyed your film, but that's because I had been warned that it was much too long, gratuitously violent, and that the n-word was used everywhere it could be and then some. The story was a great adventure, I was never going to drop off in the middle of it even though it would have been less flabby if you had trimmed ¾ of an hour off it. I'm not sure that your film is the…

  • Van Helsing 2004

    ★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2013 1

    I was bored. I was bored during and after watching the film, not before.