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Brighton Rock – stick to the plot, please

One of the first films I saw this year (apart from a re-run of my old favourite, The Eagle Has Landed) was the remake of Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock. I read the book in 2011 and liked its balance of intrigue and deliberately uncomfortable moments, especially concerning the amoral gang leader, Pinkie Brown. When it … Continue reading

New Orange advert with Potiche: it’s funny because we can’t speak French

Watch the full ad here. I’m really pleased that Orange has decided to expand its ‘Turn your phone off’ adverts to include World Cinema. This genre of film is often overlooked by the general public because of the endless subtitles required to understand the plot (unless you have a decent grasp of the language in … Continue reading

The 39 Steps: 1959 film adaptation

Not every hero has to possess the suave charm of James Bond or the action potential of a Marvel comic strip; some of the easiest characters to love are the ones who reek of normality and wouldn’t stand out in a crowd. Richard Hannay (Kenneth More) is definitely part of this brigade, and he manages … Continue reading

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