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  • The Witches

    The Witches

    ★★★½

    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

    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.