The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

This is more like it. Full of bonkers adventures, incredibly colourful and more merciful on your lifespan than the original. Very watchable, too. Continue reading


The Red Shoes (1948)

Obsession. Passion. The push for perfection. Ballet seems a perfect backdrop for that which keeps a film interesting. For most of its length, however, The Red Shoes is a straightforward story about some people putting on a ballet – with things going quite well, thank you very much. This cannot last, however – you know how film ballet is! Continue reading