British by birth, living and working in Portugal, film fan since before I can remember. I certainly saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Rex Harrison Dr Dolittle (what a drag that was!) on first release. First films I really remember come from 1969: The Italian Job, Monte Carlo or Bust (Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies, if you prefer), and the greatest ever Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I seem to have an affinity for 'cult' films before I realise they are 'cults', such as: Catch Us If You Can (John Boorman), The Sandwich Man, The Day the Earth Caught Fire. At the moment I'm busy discovering some hidden gems among 1950's British 'B' films.
49 Reviews Listed
Anna Christie - Garbo Talks! And talks... Apollo 13 - Failure is not an option California Suite - Suite turns sour Cardboard Cavalier - Restoration comedy Days of Wine and Roses - 'Lost Weekend' for the 1960's Death of Stalin, The - Kremlin Kapers Deep Water - The cruel sea Dunkirk - On the beach Four Seasons, The - Hawkeye plays Hamlet Go-Between, The - Forbidden love among the haystacks Green for Danger - An Inspector Calls Holidays With Pay - Sub-par Frank Randle vehicle Horse's Mouth, The - The artist's life House of Mystery - Things that go bzzz… in the night Illustrious Corpses - The power game Jigsaw - Fitting the pieces together Khartoum - Britain's imperial martyr Kind Hearts and Coronets - Keep it in the family Last Voyage, The - That REALLY sinking feeling Lisbon - Lisboa antiga Little Caesar - Mother of mercy... London Town - What a performance! Loved One, The - “Resurrection! NOW!” Malpas Mystery, The - “Women – when they think they’re being smart, they’re being stupid!” Man in the Back Seat, The - I am the passenger/And I ride and I ride Man Who Never Was, The - Practising to deceive Mercy, The - More sinned against than sinning? My Favorite Year - In like Flynn Night To Remember, A - Still the best, over 60 years later Same Time, Next Year - The love of your life San Demetrio, London - Fighting for survival Sapphire - A case of identity Secret of Santa Vittoria, The - Zorba the Italian Snow Cake - Meaningful drama – and don't you forget it Somewhere in Camp - “I'd like to see yer vivacity!” Stan and Ollie - Not quite a fine mess Sweet Liberty - The first casualty of film-making is truth There It Is - Off the map They Drive By Night - Cracking British thriller Titfield Thunderbolt, The - England, My England Train of Events - Post-War Blues Train, The - High-pressure steam Travels With My Aunt - Family ties that bind Western Approaches - Propaganda with feeling When Eight Bells Toll - Anthony Hopkins as action hero White Trap, The - An unexpected gem Winter Guest, The - A hazy shade of winter Wuthering Heights - It’s grim up North Zulu Dawn - Guts, but no glory