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  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    ★★★★½

    One of the fastest, funniest comedies in Hollywood history His Girl Friday is a true comedy classic from the great Howard Hawks.

    What makes His Girl Friday so successful and funny is that the script which is based on Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s play The Front Page is absolutely hilarious with Charles Lederer doing an outstanding job of adapting it for the big screen. Lederer’s screenplay is exceedingly clever setting up the rather dark idea of a loser hopelessly…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    ★★★★½

    One of the most acclaimed plays of the twentieth century becomes a classic film in the hands of one of Cinema’s most fiery directors.

    The writing of Tennessee Williams transfers itself to the screen beautifully with many of the play’s seedier elements remaining intact. The subtexts and references to Blanche’s emotional trauma and sordid past are all here and the dialogue sizzles throughout. Elia Kazan as Director and the Producers of the picture made the bold decision here of leaving…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Rewatching this because what else are you going to do on your day off?

    For me although Stanley Kubrick did some outstanding work in his incredible career 2001: A Space Odyssey is his ultimate masterpiece. Because although 2001 is a magnificent visual feast it’s also a stunning intellectual thought piece where Kubrick’s own philosophical ideas and questions are examined in great detail which is what makes it so rewatchable. Every time you see it you catch something you may have…

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★★

    With the trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood out I felt the urge to go back to where it all began for Tarantino and watch his Directorial debut Reservoir Dogs which is of course a brilliant feature and my personal favourite of the Directors work.

    Tarantino who also wrote this feature was greatly influenced by pictures such as The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and City on Fire and in turn his interpretation of these works has…