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

16 films 3 Edit

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

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

My favourite 100 movies

100 films 21 8 Edit

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

  • 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 9 9 Edit

That voice. <3

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

  • Rocco and His Brothers
  • The Earth Trembles
  • The Leopard
  • Le Notti Bianche
  • Ossessione

Luchino Visconti ranked

9 films 3 2 Edit

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

17 films 11 2 Edit

I've made this review of the year: advicetothelovelorn.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/review-of-2014.html

These are the best 17 first watches of 2014.

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

Woody Allen (as writer or director): ranked!

47 films 10 20 Edit

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

  • Three Smart Girls
  • Lady on a Train
  • That Certain Age
  • Spring Parade
  • Mad About Music

The complete Deanna Durbin - ranked

22 films 11 5 Edit

This one's likely to be of minority interest (it's basically for fliptrotsky) - the 21 films featuring the child star…

  • Dead Man
  • Down by Law
  • Night on Earth
  • Stranger Than Paradise
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Jim Jarmusch - ranked!

12 films 7 1 Edit

I recently caught up with his last two (oh dear), so this seemed as good a time as any for…

  • The Lady Vanishes
  • North by Northwest
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • The 39 Steps
  • Saboteur

Hitchcock - ranked

34 films 9 6 Edit

I thought this might be a fun one, as there are many elements jostling for prominence in Hitchcock's films -…

  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
  • Ninotchka
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Trouble in Paradise

Ernst Lubitsch ranked

25 films 11 7 Edit

"No more Lubitsch," lamented Billy Wilder at the great man's funeral.
"Worse than that - no more Lubitsch films," replied…

  • Ninotchka
  • Ball of Fire
  • The Apartment
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Midnight

Billy Wilder ranked

28 films 17 5 Edit

Same deal as my Preston Sturges one - so films for which he got a writing credit are also eligible.…

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

Myrna Loy ranked

55 films 7 9 Edit

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