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  • Night and Day 1946

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Oct, 2014

    There are just small parts of Night and Day that can be considered anything close to factual but it's so darn charming, colourful and infused with Cary Grant's charm that despite all the inaccuracies on display I ended up enjoying this odd but amusing mixture of fixture and fact anyway.

    Cary Grant is Cole Porter, well at least in this Technicolor musical variant (quite) loosely based on the legendary songwriter's life. Grant does not embody the man he portrays here,…

  • The Big Street 1942

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Oct, 2014

    When you've - like me, I'll admit it right here - never seen Lucille Ball in anything but her television comedy work this film is quite the revelation.

    Ball portrays a gangsters lovey and lounge singer who is always on the lookout for a man with more to offer - in terms of money naturally - and she has a huge admirer in poor busboy Henry Fonda who doesn't even exist in the same world as she does. When she…

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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Oct, 2014 2

    It's probably good David Fincher made Alien 3 if only to confirm the fact that he is human after all.

    I am not quite sure what to say about Gone Girl other than pretty much acknowledging nay pledging my adulation for it right here. I want to say this isn't a perfect film, but I can't find any fault with it. From stars Ben Affleck - I never hated him, but after this i don't see why anyone still would…

  • The Ice Storm 1997

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Oct, 2014 2

    A darkly comic and brilliantly written - as well as acted - take on seventies American suburbia during and/or around the era of Nixon's downfall.

    Ang Lee's The Ice Storm is a brilliant piece of work that is a expertly structured story revolving around the Thanksgiving holiday that always needs to be happy but so often really isn't.

    The story, which really is more of a canvas for a wide range of emotions and actions to be displayed by all…