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500 Five-Star: The Big Red One (1980)

For someone like me-a history graduate with a special interest in the Second World War-, The Big Red One is effectively sent from heaven.  Director and writer Samuel Fuller was a rifleman in the War, and this film is effectively a memoir of that life: of the violent times, the dull times, the celebratory times and everything in between.   142 more words

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500 Five-Star: Belles of St Trinians (1954)

I am quite hard to please when it comes to comedy films.  I don’t watch comedy blockbusters all that often, and so when I do choose one, it’s because I expect a lot from it.   348 more words

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500 Five-Star: Billy Elliot (2000)

Being from the North East of England, I suppose I should have seen Billy Elliot before now. Honestly though, it just isn’t a film I was ever remotely bothered about seeing. 416 more words

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500 Five-Star: Breaker Morant (1980)

I watch a lot of films.  Not as many as I would like, but definitely more than the so-called ‘average person’.  I love films, and because of that, I go into every new film hoping to be surprised and astounded.   389 more words

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500 Five-Star: Being John Malkovich (1999)

I waited a long time to see Being John Malkovich.  I used to work in a video shop and always meant to get it out, but never got round to it. 370 more words

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500 Five-Star: A Bucket of Blood (1959)

A Bucket of Blood is a funny one; funny both in a ‘ha-ha’ type of way, and in a ‘what the hell kind of events transpired to leave me watching… 338 more words

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500 Five-Star: Black Narcissus (1947)

Another day, another B.  I have been stuck on the Bs for over a year now, and if I continue at that rate for the rest of this project, I will be 53 years old by the time I finish.   264 more words

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