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  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

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    Pretty much pitch perfect in every conceivable way, from the performances and the direction to the atmosphere and wonderous scoring, though it was the unexpectedly moving ending that suddenly sealed the deal for me as an all time favourite, a denouement of such extraordinary romanticism that I'll happily admit caught me off guard, this light-hearted comedy fantasy with such a daft premise had quietly disarmed all my critical faculties and rendered me a blubbering mess.

    Non-horror ghost stories had already…

  • Platform

    Platform

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    Zhangke has described Platform as a weight on his heart that if he didn't remove he wouldn't be able to do anything else, a film so epic in scope that it couldn't be his feature debut as intended, but instead became a sophomore effort and his magnum opus.

    Spanning a tumultuous decade that begins in 1979, the film follows the lives of a group of young people during China's Cultural Revolution, a generation swept up by changes so drastic that…

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  • They Who Dare

    They Who Dare

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    Acclaimed Hollywood director Lewis Milestone's penultimate war film sees him briefly coming over to British Lion Films to make this WW2 yarn, one that is an unusual combination of men-on-a-mission thrills, in the vein of The Guns of Navarone or The Cockleshell Heroes and cynical, anti-war films like those that would emerge in the following decade.

    This leads to some tonally inconsistent shifts that means it doesn't quite work as either, but also odd is the decision to shoot it…

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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    The general consensus is that this is possibly the best of the Rathbone-Bruce Holmes series, which is impressive given it has very little to do with either Doyle's writing or the play by William Gillette of which this is apparently based on.

    It's a livelier, more confident and visually interesting film from a directing standpoint, Alfred L. Werker bringing more noirish sensibilities to the dark Victorian London setting whereas Sidney Lanfield was only versed in light comedy and had far…

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  • Antoine and Colette

    Antoine and Colette

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    Friendzone: New Wave edition.

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

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    The Final Cut. Cinema City, Norwich.

    Tonight my dream came true. Blade Runner on the big screen. Every time I watch it it's a different experience, there's something new that I didn't notice before, details emerge from the rain and smog that weren't apparent before. Hearing the reverberating sound that begins the film, I was immediately immersed in the tech-noir world of Los Angeles, 2019 and this followed by the opening shots of industrial cityscape sent chills down my spine,…