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  • Danse macabre

    Danse macabre

    love all the overlaying in early cinema. Death is always looming over Youth and Love as they dance around an old castle. The film really is in service to the music though and that's no bad thing because it's such a wonderful piece.

  • Never Fear

    Never Fear

    This was a little boring and emotional really. There's a great wheelchair square dance scene though. What was most annoying was the sexist and ableist micro-aggressions. At one point our heroine tells her boyfriend she wants to stay where she is and he just takes hold of her wheelchair and wheels her off. Then there's the other dude who keeps demanding she smile. I guess this is based on a true story so they couldn't have her whacking them round their heads. Otherwise it's perfectly entertaining I guess, just not up to the standard of the other Lupino films I've seen.

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  • Titanic

    Titanic

    Today marks the 5000th day I've been with my partner. I was going to celebrate by writing about a film we shared and loved together but instead I'll write about our meeting.

    In 1997-1998 I worked in a cinema ostensibly to save money for university but I actually spent it all on booze. We persuaded a colleague to hold an Oscar night party and so my workmates and I watched the 1997 Oscars together. One workmate brought a friend who…

  • The History Boys

    The History Boys

    ★★½

    Bizarre film in which a witty script is undermined by the message that the very best, most inspirational teachers fondle their students.

    It did make me want to watch Brief Encounter again though.