Rachel

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Favorite films

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • Rear Window
  • 12 Angry Men
  • High Society

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  • Opening Night

    ½

  • The Gift

    ★★★½

  • Brighton Rock

    ★★★★

  • The Name of the Rose

    ★★★★

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  • Brighton Rock

    Brighton Rock

    ★★★★

    My father has been telling me to watch this for years, and I should have listened before.

    Attenborough shines as a gangster in Interwar Britain. He has an unpredictability, sudden menace and a cruelty that was unexpected.

    I love Brighton as a city, it has a lot of history, old buildings and the pier. The tiny Lanes where shops have been for centuries are a popular place to get lost. So I LOVED that they made the city and sea-front…

  • The Most Dangerous Game

    The Most Dangerous Game

    ★★★

    Unfortunately it holds no surprises. It should, but the tag line here and the description spoil it. Even within the film they hammer home the foreshadowing so much I was relieved when it was finally revealed. 

    This knowing takes away any apprehension or tension which is a real shame. It would be far better if we had no idea why we should be worried for our characters until the reveal.

    I was really looking forward to another Pre-code film as…

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  • The Bastard Son of Goatman

    The Bastard Son of Goatman

    Inspired

  • Lone Star

    Lone Star

    ★★★★

    Well that was a good film! I unfortunately had to watch it in sections due to babysitting neighbours kids unexpectedly. But it still held its own.

    I liked the switching of time frames to tell the story and thought considering how few scenes he had McConaughey really shines. I loved seeing McDormand pop up too.

    The true wealth of Lone Star doesn't lie in its central mystery but all the little stories being told alongside. The immigration, the racism, the PTA parents always being asshats, the army base, the police corruption etc etc. Welcome to Texas.