Favourite Films

My Favourite Films

Lets kick things off with my favourite film of all time, Blade Runner, which I saw at the cinema
when it was released in the 1981 and it remained top of my list through it's obscurity in the 80s,
while it gained recognition in the 90s and through to its almost universal acclain now...



... and my favourite World Cinema film, Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin) with the visually intoxicating arrival of Béatrice Dalle


I'm a big fan of World Cinema and this is another favourite Drama, Arbre Los Ojos, the Spanish original and better version of Vanilla Sky, also featuring Penélope Cruz...

I discovered The Walking Stick a long time ago amd fell in love with it's theme music, Cavatina by John Williams, way way before it was used for The Deer Hunter... this is an intriguing mixture of a love story and an antiques heist, based on the book by Winston Graham and set in London of the late 1960s


... as for romantic comedies, Barefoot in the Park ranks high on my list and Charles Boyer
as Victor Velasco almost steals the show from Robert Redford and Jane Fonda

"If you don't hear from us in a week, we'll be in the National Hotel in Mexico City... room 703"

I was raised on old RAF films, like The Dambusters and Reach for the Sky but A Matter of Life and Death is an intriguing mixture of a war story, a love story and and indeed life and death, Heaven and Earth

Carry on Screaming - is it comedy? horror? titivation? I don't care, I just love it   and I watch it every Halloween!     

Rest In Peace Fenella Fielding

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and Peter Sellers performance in several parts borders on genius comedy

Fist Blood is probably my 2nd favourite film. It was actually filmed in Hope, British Columbia, Canada

The Long Good Friday is without doubt the best British Gangster film and it's got to be in my top three films

and my favourite modern(ish) comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy...