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  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Raise the Red Lantern
  • Perfect Blue
  • The Red Shoes

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  • The Little Foxes

    ★★★½

  • Bicycle Thieves

    ★★★★★

  • His Girl Friday

    ★★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★

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  • The Little Foxes

    The Little Foxes

    ★★★½

    Movie 45 ( A Film That Has Been Adapted From A Play), Week 31 of ‘Everybody’s A Critic - 52 Week Movie Challenge’:

    A-
    Though the majority of films adapted from stage tend to woefully 'open up' their narratives, The Little Foxes wisely refrains from doing so; instead, it exploits the suffocating ambience of the ornate house where the Giddens' power struggles occur. At the centre is the tyrannical Regina (portrayed to sardonic perfection by Bette Davis), as well as…

  • Bicycle Thieves

    Bicycle Thieves

    ★★★★★

    Movie 9 ( An Independent Film), Week 30 of ‘Everybody’s A Critic - 52 Week Movie Challenge’:

    A+
    Simple, blunt, poignant; Bicycle Thieves not only demonstrates the power of plain storytelling but epitomises the fragility of humanity to heartbreaking effect. Following Antonio Ricci, who struggles to make ends meet in a callous post-war Italy, the impoverished father optimistically begins a well-paying job but has his bicycle stolen on the first day. So, drifting through a series of natural settings, he…

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