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  • Young and Innocent

    Young and Innocent

    ★★★★½

    Alfred Hitchcock directs this comedy thriller starring Nova Pilbeam and Derrick De Marney, about a headstrong young woman who helps a man accused of murder try to clear his name.

    Though similar in premise to The 39 Steps, the film has its own individual charm, with a breezy pace and lots of humour. The chemistry between the two leads is palpable, and they really help to make the film so enjoyable. Alongside them are a cast of colourful and memorable characters,…

  • Dead Again

    Dead Again

    Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson star in this neo-noir romantic thriller about a detective investigating an amnesiac who is having nightmares of a past life.

    Despite an intriguing premise, I found the film quite lacklustre in its execution, with the whole resolution being quite pat and silly. Branagh, in two roles, is very mannered, especially as the wisecracking American gumshoe, and I never found his performances convincing. The cast is great, but people like Robin Williams and Andy Garcia are…

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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★

    Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star in this science fiction romantic comedy about two people stuck in a time loop and their developing relationship.

    At first, I thought it was good, but a bit silly, although as it went on I enjoyed it more and more, a lot of that’s down to the chemistry between the leads. They create really believable, flawed, likeable characters and this really connected me to the story.

    The relationship between the two grounds a story…

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde

    ★★★★★

    Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star in this groundbreaking crime drama in the true story of the titular bank robbers, who became infamous due to their crime spree in the 1930s.

    Along with The Graduate in the same year, the film became the starting point for the American New Wave, and still feels daring and innovative. Taking inspiration from European cinema, writers David Newman and Robert Benton craft an engrossing story of crime, violence and celebrity, managing to balance action…