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  • Compagni di scuola

    Compagni di scuola

    ★★★½

    I was lucky enough to see this on the big screen this evening, presented by VERDONE HIMSELF. He was an absolute sweetie, warm and down to earth, talking about getting the film made and his inspiration for it, and providing a good laugh when he set his own phone voice assistant off by accident, which promptly began reading the definition of 'proiezione' out loud. Interestingly he said he considered this his best film, or at least the one he is…

  • The Sermon

    The Sermon

    ★★★★

    Excellent start to October. Nice little short in the folk horror vein.

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  • On Dangerous Ground

    On Dangerous Ground

    ★★★★½

    I knew I was going to love this right from the start. Sometimes I just get that feeling; everything seems right.
    This is a film of two parts, the first being an excellent study of the dark heart of the city. It's a beautiful start, like a textbook of noir, with some great dialogue too. It shows Robert Ryan's character struggling with loneliness, rage, and rank cynicism, drowning in the darker side of human nature that he comes into contact…

  • The More the Merrier

    The More the Merrier

    ★★★★★

    Why am I wasting my time watching any film that does not have Jean Arthur in it?

    A scrumptious sugarpuff of a film in the best possible way: I adored it. Jean Arthur is absolute magic. She has such a talent for comedy, both physically and in her delivery, and I love everything about her. She looks so cute here, too - in her work outfits, in her stripey pyjamas, and that supercute playsuit when she's up on the roof!…