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  • As Long as You've Got Your Health

    As Long as You've Got Your Health

    ★★★½

    Four shorts linked together as being about an inability to find peace anywhere, at home, in the cinema, in the city or the country.

    Some great timing, planning and editing on show and they do all build very well, I laughed at all of them, but they didn't really touch me all that much and you kind of restart your journey of connection with each one rather than seeing them as a whole.

  • Artists and Models

    Artists and Models

    ★★★★

    Over a week since I saw it and I've burned through a lot of films and reviews since.

    I didn't grow up on Jerry Lewis, this was neither a return to a childhood fave or fighting past pre-conceived ideas. I found him annoying. I have a feeling that my quest to get to know Tashlin might have a major stumbling block. He (and Martin) did make me laugh but there was a lot to get past all the same.

    Which…

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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…