Of all the Coen Brothers movies, Raising Arizona was the best known that I’d never seen. The key elements developed in their later works are there. The cast members that will return (though not Nicolas Cage) add their talents to the tale. And the mixture of humour and heart that marks their comedies is there …

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Taika Waititi is a wonderful film maker who has a great eye for framing a scene and a deft touch that takes what may be the most tritely sentimental scenarios and without manipulation but through storytelling skill renders them in a way that is warmly affecting. Great visuals and great stories. A recurring theme seems …

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Sweet Charity is a crossover between classic and contemporary musicals. After a bit of a wait for a region B blu-ray release, and then a bit of a wait while UK company Indicator sorted through some rights issues, my copy arrived today. While the advertising posits it as ‘The Musical Excitement Of The Seventies’ it …

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