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Bette Davis performances (ranked)

33 films

I'm such a fan of Bette Davis, in thrall to her ability to create a vivid and distinct character each…

  • Remember the Night
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Band Wagon
  • Born Yesterday

Films I saw at the cinema this year

53 films

In descending order of awesomeness. I also saw Una (Benedict Andrews, 2016), which doesn't seem to be listed on here…

  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau
  • Black Orpheus
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Big Red One
  • Séraphine

Top 25 'discoveries' of the year

25 films

My favourite films that I saw for the first time this year, not including new releases.

The rest of my…

  • The 400 Blows
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • Small Change
  • Day for Night
  • Antoine and Colette

The films of Francois Truffaut (ranked by me)

20 films

Truffaut is perhaps the director with whom I have the most personal relationship. Les quatre cents coups spoke to me…

  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Broadway Danny Rose
  • Husbands and Wives
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • Manhattan

Woody Allen (as writer or director): ranked!

50 films

No matter how bad his last film was, I always want to see his next one. At his best he…

  • Notorious
  • The Lady Vanishes
  • North by Northwest
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • The 39 Steps

Hitchcock - ranked

34 films

I thought this might be a fun one, as there are many elements jostling for prominence in Hitchcock's films -…

  • Remember the Night
  • Children of Paradise
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Ghost World
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Rick's NEW favourite 100 movies

100 films

I do this every 18 months or so, because I'm a nerd and it's fun. I've added a few comments…

  • Remember the Night
  • Ball of Fire
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Miracle Woman
  • Forty Guns

Barbara Stanwyck - ranked

52 films

I've written about Barbara Stanwyck quite a lot lately ( I'm a bit obsessed with her.

She was a brilliantly…

  • Way Down East
  • The Wind
  • True Heart Susie
  • The White Sister
  • The Night of the Hunter

Miss Lillian Gish

28 films

I love Lillian Gish. She's my favourite actor. I write about her a bit too (this sort of thing:

  • The Thin Man
  • After the Thin Man
  • Libeled Lady
  • I Love You Again
  • Love Me Tonight

Myrna Loy ranked

67 films

I used to be pretty much obsessed with Myrna Loy. I suppose I still am a bit. I wrote an…

  • The Beloved Rogue
  • Twentieth Century
  • Counsellor at Law
  • Dinner at Eight
  • A Bill of Divorcement

John Barrymore - ranked

20 films

John Barrymore was a charming stage comedian who became the most celebrated Hamlet of his generation, before selling out the…