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  • To Catch a Thief

    To Catch a Thief


    6/45 - List of Alfred Hitchcock Movies

    A light hearted caper filmed in the beautiful French Riviera that offered moderate visual enjoyment, decent acting by Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, yet little substance.  I’m early into Hitchcock’s works but I suspect this will turn out to be one of his weaker films. 

    On the positive side, I had little difficulty spotting Alfred in his usual cameo appearance - about 10 minutes in, sitting beside Cary Grant at the back of the bus.

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water


    Captivating cinematography. I was enticed by the beauty and wonder of water. The pervasive green was enchanting . . . and perfectly suited for a St. Patrick's day viewing. The timeless Beauty and Beast theme has not lost its allure for the imaginative mind. And Sally Hawkins remains one of my favourite actresses (but I I did enjoy her more in Maudie than in this movie). I was captivated by her smooth silence . . . although admittedly a little…

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird


    Lady Bird offers one of the most alive and honest adolescent characters you would hope to meet on the screeen. Yes, I know that she lies, cheats, and steals. But perhaps she is honest in ways that matter most? 

    To discover the core truth of who we are, we must travel a dark path that brings us face-to-face with our shadow - so that our “false self” can be brought into the light. For Lady Bird her shadow was her…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive


    I went into my first viewing of this movie knowing nothing of what to expect, only that the film had gained some notoriety. Now I can see why. 

    The pace and tone of this movie was deliberately slowed down from the outset, which set the tone for the dreamy, mysterious, atmospheric picture that followed. The slow burning relationship that developed between Betty and Rita was a pleasure to watch as they drew energy and tenderness from each other. 

    I think…