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Don’t Look Now review

Don’t Look Now is an absurd nonsense of a film that did very little to suspend my disbelief. The British horror genre is abundant in grueling, gritty realism and gruesome endings that Hollywood couldn’t possibly replicate. 357 more words

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Blu-ray review: Darling

Starring: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey
Director: John Schlesinger

With hindsight you can see the clear European influences on this 1965 tale of a carefree Chelsea girl who rises up to become a countess, shedding men and illusions upon the way. 381 more words

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MY MOVIE SHELF: Doctor Zhivago

The Task: Watch and write about every movie on my shelf, in order (Blu-rays are sorted after DVDs), by June 10, 2015.  Remaining movies: 107  892 more words

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Far from the Madding Crowd restored

Screen writer Frederic Raphael gave a brief and witty introduction to John Schlesinger’s 1967 adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd at the Barbican Cinema last night (Monday 16 March). 262 more words

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Don't Look Now, Nicolas Roeg, 1973

I remember hearing about Don’t Look Now when I was a youngster. I probably even saw it, although it was at such a young age and was competing with a lot of schlocky horrors and thrillers, that I undoubtedly forgot it. 2,142 more words

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