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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…

  • Remember the Night
  • Ball of Fire
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Miracle Woman
  • Forty Guns

Barbara Stanwyck - ranked

52 films 12 18 Edit

I've written about Barbara Stanwyck quite a lot lately ( I'm a bit obsessed with her.

She was a brilliantly…

  • Way Down East
  • The Wind
  • True Heart Susie
  • The White Sister
  • The Night of the Hunter

Miss Lillian Gish

28 films 8 4 Edit

I love Lillian Gish. She's my favourite actor. I write about her a bit too (this sort of thing:

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

Myrna Loy ranked

67 films 13 15 Edit

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

  • The Beloved Rogue
  • Twentieth Century
  • Counsellor at Law
  • Dinner at Eight
  • A Bill of Divorcement

John Barrymore - ranked

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John Barrymore was a charming stage comedian who became the most celebrated Hamlet of his generation, before selling out the…

  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Fargo
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Blood Simple

Coenseses - RANKED!

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I don't love them as much as you probably do. Something about a lack of heart in so much of…

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Winter's Bone
  • The Descendants
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Frances Ha

Top 50 of the current decade

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Just because, y'know, fun.

Wreck-It Ralph and The Tree of Life bubbling just under, with loads of other stuff.


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

Woody Allen (as writer or director): ranked!

49 films 13 20 Edit

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

  • 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

58 films 27 30 Edit

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

15 films 15 8 Edit

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…