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  • Bridget Jones's Baby

    Bridget Jones's Baby

    Sally Phillips has the most lovely, infectious smile. She wasn't in this enough. Yeah the leads were all good too but there were so many bit parts that I wanted to see more of; Sarah Solemani, Joanna Scanlan, James Callis...

    Far better than expected though. Should have let my mum buy it for my birthday as she suggested but I was being a snob. Hopefully have learnt my lesson.

  • I Wake Up Screaming

    I Wake Up Screaming

    Scavenger hunt 26, task #11.

    Nobody did wake up screaming which was a disappointment. Otherwise this is an enjoyable noir with a great performance from Laird Cregar who died aged 32 hence inclusion in this list. Victor Mature and Betty Grable are pretty strong too. Yeah the culprit and the twist are pretty obvious but the atmosphere is the point really. Especially enjoyed Mature and Grable hiding out in a cinema watching a bad, dirty film repeatedly and snogging so they don't get recognised.

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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.