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  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★½

    Have wanted to re-watch for while, especially after enjoying Minehunter. After reading Roger Ebert's review in his 'Great Movies' book (you can read it here I weakened and bought the Criterion Collection blu-ray.

    Hadn't watched since the VHS era and had forgotten a lot (the flashbacks to Clarice's childhood; what a dick Dr Chilton is; the implausibility of the final showdown in the dark between Clarice and Buffalo Bill).

    Loved it.

  • Superman II

    Superman II

    The first movie I ever saw. Lots of fun to show it at Tufnell Park Film Club in tribute to Margot Kidder.

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  • The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes

    ★★★★½

    Wonderful. Spry, very funny and slyly political. File under 'essential viewing'.

  • Reflections in a Golden Eye

    Reflections in a Golden Eye

    ★★★½

    A bizarre film for sure but a pretty faithful adaptation of McCullers' novel. Definitely gets the Southern Gothic tone right. There are scenes here you don't expect to see in a 1960s studio film (note - it came out in 1967 - the year Mark Harris focuses on in his brilliant book Scenes from a Revolution about the birth of the New Hollywood). Worth watching also for the unusual golden palette, Brando and Taylor of course, as well as Robert Forster's feature film debut.