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  • Design for Living
  • Gilda
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  • The Glass Bottom Boat

  • The Last Wagon

  • Loose Ankles

  • Hell Bent for Leather

    ★★★½

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  • Hell Bent for Leather

    Hell Bent for Leather

    ★★★½

    Janet: "I used to love this country. Now I hate it."
    Santell: "It's not the country, it's some of the people who live in it."

    A fairly standard western that is nicely elevated by the great cast on hand. From Stephen McNally as the crooked sheriff, who is willing to let the innocent Santell (Audie Murphy) be mistaken for the murderer Travers and be lynched by mob rule justice. All in the name of saving face, after having let Travers…

  • The Bad News Bears

    The Bad News Bears

    ★★★½

    "This quitting thing, it's a hard habit to break once you start."

    A heartwarming underdog story, that under it's rough around the edges and politically incorrect facade, ultimately lies one giant beating heart. Celebrating the art of not giving up and everyone deserving a chance no matter who or what their capabilities are. With Matthau at his downtrodden and cantankerous best and ably supported by a great cast of kids. Special mention to the rousing classical music score that was used to surprisingly great effect making the baseball scenes highly watchable (even for a non-baseball fan like me). Just great all round entertainment!

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  • Pickup on South Street

    Pickup on South Street

    ★★★★★

    "Listen, Mister. When I come in here tonight, you seen an old clock runnin' down. I'm tired. I'm through. Happens to everybody sometime. It'll happen to you too, someday."

    Never wasting a single second this excellent noir packs a mighty punch in it's short run time. Full of action, intrigue, romance and surprisingly a lot of heart too. The cast is excellent, lead by the always fantastic and underrated Widmark whose chemistry with Peters' positively lights the screen on fire. But the standout as always is the amazing gem that is Thelma Ritter whose performance will utterly break your heart. A must see noir!

  • Bringing Up Baby

    Bringing Up Baby

    ★★★★★

    "Now it isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I'm strangely drawn toward you, but - well, there haven't been any quiet moments."

    In what has to be the most screwiest of screwball comedies of all time, Grant and Hepburn are at their very best and truly shine together once again. Susan's unabashed confidence is goals and David's befuddled anger and confusion is adorkably adorable as ever. A guaranteed all round mood lifter, full of forever iconic moments and lines and just plainly one of my absolute favourite comfort films.