Shane MacGowan's intelligence and songwriting genius shines through in a documentary which is otherwise rather pedestrian and on-the-nose with it's editing and recreations. Still, if it makes more people listen to The Pogues, that's fine by me. RIP Shane.
A gem from the brilliant writer-director Billy Wilder, who fashions comedy gold from a fairly seedy premise with superb plotting and writing. Jack Lemmon is a lonely bachelor who rents out his apartment to married men so they can carry on affairs with their mistresses, whilst his own love life is restricted to an unrequited adoration for fellow misfit Shirley MacLaine, who works in his company. Both turn in endearing performances in a story that will tug at the heartstrings…