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  • What a Crazy World

    What a Crazy World

    ★★½

    While the idea of a rock 'n' roll film set on the real streets of working class London sounds great (particularly featuring British stars such as Joe Brown and Susan Maughan), the first musical number in this 1963 picture pretty much ruins the whole thing right from the start.
    The song is called The Layabout's Lament, and sees star Marty Wilde (that's right, Kim Wilde's dad) and his friends, visit their local dole office and complain that "our local labour…

  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    ★★★★★

    "Be excellent to each other" is still one of the best messages of any film ever. I love Bill & Ted.

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  • A Child Is Waiting

    A Child Is Waiting

    ★★★★

    This is a fascinating film, not just because it shows the unsettling way mentally handicapped people were treated 50 years ago but, even without knowing the background to the film, there are evident conflicting views on screen. One minute the hospital director played by Burt Lancaster is defending the children in his care, arguing they need to be treated like human beings with kindness and dignity, the next he is telling new staff member Judy Garland that it's love that…

  • Sherlock: The Final Problem

    Sherlock: The Final Problem

    ★½

    I really wish Sherlock had ended after the first two series, then we would remember it as a clever, fun, edge-of-your-seat update of the Sherlock Holmes character that featured one of TV's greatest cliffhangers, rather than the smug, ridiculous, eye-rolling mess that it's become.