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The films of Francois Truffaut (ranked by me)

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Truffaut is perhaps the director with whom I have the most personal relationship. Les quatre cents coups spoke to me…

  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Husbands and Wives
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • Manhattan
  • Broadway Danny Rose

Woody Allen (as writer or director): ranked!

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No matter how bad his last film was, I always want to see his next one. At his best he…

  • The Thin Man
  • After the Thin Man
  • Libeled Lady
  • I Love You Again
  • Love Me Tonight

Myrna Loy ranked

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I used to be pretty much obsessed with Myrna Loy. I suppose I still am a bit. I wrote an…

  • Secrets & Lies
  • The Little Foxes
  • Amy
  • American Graffiti
  • Carol

Top 22 new watches of 2015

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I've done a big review of the year here:, please do give it a quick look if you're bored.…

  • The Searchers
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • Young Mr. Lincoln
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

John Ford ranked

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My favourite director ever - and I can make a case for him being the greatest. Here's all the stuff…

  • The Wind
  • Major Barbara
  • 7th Heaven
  • The Thin Man
  • Remember the Night

My 15 favourite actresses

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I made this for you. If you don't like films from the '20s, '30s and '40s, it might make you…

  • City Girl
  • Grand Hotel
  • A Star Is Born
  • Spare Time
  • Children of Paradise

In case you want to rob me

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I have made a list of Blu-rays I own. It's not a very big list, as I don't have very…

  • Remember the Night
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Ghost World
  • Children of Paradise

My favourite 100 movies

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I haven't done one of these for a bit. Plenty of mainstays, but I've shaken it up a bit. Comments…

  • The Boat That Rocked
  • Enchanted April
  • Airplane II : The Sequel
  • Against All Odds
  • When I Was Dead

The worst films I've seen this year...

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... Or 'A damning indictment of my ability to tell whether a film is going to be good'.

  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • History Is Made at Night
  • Easy Living
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • The Talk of the Town

Jean Arthur ranked

24 films 11 9 Edit

That voice. <3

(Rated by performance. And starring roles only, so no Iron Horse or Seven Chances.)

  • Rocco and His Brothers
  • La Terra Trema
  • The Leopard
  • Le Notti Bianche
  • Ossessione

Luchino Visconti ranked

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One of my favourites.

Visconti was a mass of contradictions. Born an aristocrat, and unapologetically happy in his wealth, he…

  • Smiles of a Summer Night
  • Forbidden Games
  • The Miracle Woman
  • Another Country
  • Nightmare Alley

17 best 'discoveries' of the year, 2014

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I've made this review of the year:

These are the best 17 first watches of 2014.