Monthly Archives: April 2011

108. The Naked Gun (1988)

“Hey, look! It’s Enrico Pallazzo!” Possibly the silliest film ever made, The Naked Gun continues the tradition set by the tv series Police Squad, following the hopeless, but somehow effective, Lt Frank Drebin. Chock full of double entendres, stupid sight … Continue reading

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107. Volver (2006)

I do love a good Pedro Almodovar film, in spite of my friends’ concern at my taste in films. The best review from a close friend (for Almodovar’s All About My Mother) was that it was “melodramatic claptrap”. Ah, well, … Continue reading

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106. Dial M for Murder (1954)

Margot is married to an ex-tennis professional, Tom Wendice, but she is having an affair with an American writer named Mark Halliday. Halliday has just returned to London, and when the lovers meet, Margot informs Mark that some incriminating letters have … Continue reading

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105. Paths of Glory (1957)

Film 46 in C4 Top 100 War Films Paths of Glory is an early film by Stanley Kubrick, and it shows a lot of potential in the young director. It is less of a war film, than a courtroom drama, … Continue reading

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104. Aliens (1986)

Generally speaking, sequels are often a disappointing rehash of the original film. There are exceptions to the rule of course, and a handful of films are even better than their prequels. Aliens is one of those films, in that it … Continue reading

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103. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Perfume begins with the sentencing of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a man found guilty of the murders of 13 young women. The movie then flashes back over his life from when he was born to the moment he was caught for the … Continue reading

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102. Life is Beautiful (1997)

Film 45 in C4 Top 100 War Films I had great hopes for this – I’m a total Italophile and knew lead actor Roberto Benigni won an Oscar for his performance in the film. However, I was totally unprepared for … Continue reading

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