Monthly Archives: February 2011

Biutiful, Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu

You’d be forgiven if The Pursuit of Happyness first springs to mind when you hear about Biutiful; single fathers struggling to provide a stable life for their children and misspelt film titles dressed up as phonetic clarifications for the younger … Continue reading

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Take the Money and Run, 1969

Two twists of fate colluded in Woody Allen’s accession to the movie-making holy trinity of writer/director/actor, thus joining the rarefied ranks of Charlie Chaplin, John Cassavetes, John Huston and Orson Welles. *Ahem* Ben Affleck was to come later.  At first … Continue reading

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Casino Royale, 1967

The 60s must’ve been exhausting. Or maybe it’s just watching the 60s filmed in the 60s that’s so wearisome.  Three instalments in on my Woody reappraisal, and I’ve learned that in this decade, everything hangs on the acquisition of a … Continue reading

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