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  • The Richest Cat in the World

    The Richest Cat in the World

    ★★★

    I can't for a second defend my three star rating for this. By any aesthetic standard of moviemaking this is generic and poor.
    It wasn't even released on the cinema - it was a TV movie.
    However I saw it as a kid and loved it and watching it again thirty years later it has a nostalgic appeal of the throwaway Disney movies that were churned out and traded on the "quality" logo of the Disney brand.
    In those days…

  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

    A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

    Agonizingly dull, painfully unfunny and profoundly pointless. Films like this make you angry at the director and the fact that he gets funding for this self indulgent piffle.
    The modern day critics are already a lost cause (they haven't seen a single long take that is not worthy of masturbating over), but to everyone else I use the line one of my friends used about one of Madonna's pitifully pretentious lost B-sides - Rubbish, avoid.

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  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    ★★★

    Norma Shearer IS Marie Antoinette!

  • Sitting Pretty

    Sitting Pretty

    ★★★½

    One of my best friends is watching all the films nominated for the top Academy Awards categories (Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress). He has done a superb job and has managed to watch all the nominees for 27 years of the Oscars so far and has done this in less than three years.
    Another of my best friends joined in this project though she started in the year 1939. Inspite of her commendable enthusiasm at the…