||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.
51 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
Operation Mincemeat - A very tangled web...
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
Strangler's Web - It's the web, not the spider, that catches the fly.
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