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  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    Didn't watch it properly so wont review it in detail, generally i found it fun, the support and villain are good as are the songs, its not winning any bechdel tests any time soon.

    The main thing that struck me was something about the flatness of the colour and design, a washed out feeling (could well be my copy) that matches the printing of colour comics in the period and is somehow simultaneously nostalgic and crap. The whole thing feels…

  • Dear Murderer

    Dear Murderer

    ★★★½

    Eric Portman's cuckolded husband plots intricate revenge on his wife and her lovers.

    Possibly the most english take on noir imaginable, the flowery, polite to the point of parody, exchanges between each pair of characters are as far from chandler as you can get. But it's fun, and it has Eric Portman sparring with Dennis Price; as the Canterbury Tale is one of my top 10 movies it was great to see them on screen together again. Portman's intellectual nastiness…

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    I guess I'm just going to watch this every few years for the rest of my life and keep finding different things to enjoy in it. This time it was finding Leiutenant Doyle more hilarious than usual and admiring everything Kelly brought to it.

    Oh and the construction, the way the events in the other apartments are used to divert Stewart (and of course us) at key moments or to have him on the phone about lonelyhearts so he can talk straight to the police, a perfectly plotted movie.

    But everything else was great too, is there a film Thelma Ritter doesn't elevate?

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    ★★★★★

    My opportunities for watching films are often quite limited, and often coincide with looking after my daughter and I have hundreds of films here to watch. So I tend to go for fairly short films and fit a few into my film watching days. Which means films like this, which I was always sure I would love, tend to sit unwatched for years at a time.

    Which is a shame, as the long run time that makes me opt to…