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Wendy Hiller – ranked

18 films

One of my five favourite actors (um... Gish, Robards, Emily Watson and Clift if you're putting me on the spot).…

  • The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
  • Ninotchka
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Trouble in Paradise

Ernst Lubitsch ranked

30 films

"No more Lubitsch," lamented Billy Wilder at the great man's funeral. "Worse than that - no more Lubitsch films," replied…

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

Barbara Stanwyck - ranked

53 films

I've written about Barbara Stanwyck quite a lot lately. Like here:

I'm a bit obsessed with her.

She was…

  • Remember the Night
  • Children of Paradise
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Hoop Dreams
  • The Magnificent Ambersons

My favourite 100 movies

100 films

You know the drill.

  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Citizen Kane
  • Touch of Evil
  • Othello
  • The Trial

Orson Welles (as director) - ranked

20 films

I'm reading Simon Callow's amazing book(s) on Welles at the moment, so I thought this would be fun ("... to…

  • Love in the Afternoon
  • Cría Cuervos
  • Le Trou
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • sex, lies, and videotape

My 13 'discoveries' of 2017

13 films

Thirteen films I saw for the first time this year and loved. More here (including a top 10 of 2017…

  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
  • Holiday
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • The Fountainhead
  • Her Man
  • The 400 Blows
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • Small Change
  • Day for Night
  • Antoine and Colette

The films of Francois Truffaut (ranked by me)

22 films

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

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

Miss Lillian Gish

30 films

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

  • Love in the Afternoon
  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau
  • Rendezvous in Paris
  • Claire's Knee
  • My Night at Maud's

The complete Éric Rohmer – ranked

9 films

I'm not quite there yet, but I will be. I bought a box-set of all his films on Blu-ray when…

  • Ninotchka
  • Ball of Fire
  • The Apartment
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Midnight

Billy Wilder ranked

32 films

Same deal as my Preston Sturges one - so films for which he got a writing credit are also eligible.…

  • All About Eve
  • All This, and Heaven Too
  • Kid Galahad
  • Of Human Bondage
  • The Letter

Bette Davis performances (ranked)

34 films

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