Movie Review – The Titfield Thunderbolt

The Titfield Thunderbolt UK (1953) Dir. Charles Crichton Governments are supposed to work for the people and ensure the country runs smoothly and that everybody has a good, healthy life. So why is it they end up serving themselves instead and screwing it up for the rest of us? At least there is one thing … Continue reading Movie Review – The Titfield Thunderbolt

Movie Review – A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda UK (1988) Dir. Charles Crichton Like most people my age, I saw this film when it came out but only saw the “classic” scenes in the ensuing years, so this was a rewatch of the full film after 33 years. It’s nice to see those clips in context again as well … Continue reading Movie Review – A Fish Called Wanda

The Lavender Hill Mob

The Lavender Hill Mob UK (1951) Dir. Charles Crichton It’s always the quiet ones you need to watch. The unassuming ones, the sticklers for the rules, the ones so devoted to their jobs that their idea of excitement is two sugars in their tea instead of one. Hiding in plain view is the best way … Continue reading The Lavender Hill Mob

Hue And Cry

Hue And Cry UK (1947) Dir. Charles Crichton For a film company with such a rich history within British cinema it is something of an anomaly that Ealing studios is mostly recognised for its specific output during a ten year period, affectionately known as the Ealing Comedies. Hue And Cry kicked off this decade long, … Continue reading Hue And Cry