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  • The Witches

    The Witches


    Still remains one of the best adaptations of Dahl. What does this film and The untouchables have in common? Runaway pram sequences stolen from Battleship Potemkin.

  • Walkabout



    It seemed important in all of Jenny Agutter’s films of this time that she get her kit off at some point. It’s a bit like Nicole Kidman having a contract clause that some guy hit her. Beyond this, the film is an interesting  and still relevant metaphor for Australia as a whole.

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  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain


    The Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, Arthur Freed combo at its very best. Donald running up the walls is an incredible sequence only topped by the whole barn building sequence in 7 Brides, and anytime Astaire danced.

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?


    Okay, I have to declare that I was no Coen brother fan, but this and Hail Caesar have won me over. In fact intolerable Cruelty isn’t bad either, or True Grit. Sounds like I am a fan of sorts. This Odyssey inspired journey through America’s Deep South is amazing. Soundtrack helps enormously.