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Escape Into Night (1972)

Catherine Storr's story is forever immortalised in this TV adaptation. And although it's always sad when the original colour footage of a TV series is destroyed, it has to be said that the black-and-white telerecording does give the series a timeless quality. Steven Jones is just wonderful as the pajama-clad Mark.

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Eu Me Lembro (2005)

An extraordinary multi-award-winning masterpiece about the childhood, youth and young manhood of young Guiga growing up in Salvador in Brazil. Delivered with a kind of total candour and lucidity, to create a vivid portrait of the protagonist and his world, as he grows into an adult strongly influenced by the countercultural currents of the 1970s. One of the finest ever films in the coming-of-age genre. Coming from Brazil, this film also displays a frank recognition of juvenile sexuality.

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Európa messze van (1995)

Levente Tamási is just superb in this unmissable film/miniseries.

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Évolution (2015)

A fascinating, multi-layered film, very eerie, with some stunning underwater cinematography. The more I view this film, the more I love it.

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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Despite its flaws, this is still a powerful and exceptional film.

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The Famous Five (1978-1979)

Surprisingly charming version of Blyton's stories re-set in the 1970s. The whole thing was done better by the 90s series. This series is still enjoyable, though, and the theme tune always evokes a wave of nostalgia for me.

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The Famous Five (1995-1997)

Enid Blyton's oeuvre is hardly great literature, but as an adaptation of her stories it is hard to imagine this production being bettered (hence the 10 stars). Paul Child is particularly personable, and there are some great boys making appearances here and there in the series. Sniffer (Lee Turnbull) is brilliant in the episode "Five Go to Mystery Moor" - the handkerchief always cracks me up (you'll have to view the episode to see what I mean!).

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Father (2017)

Quite good. I haven't a clue what it means!

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A Feast at Midnight (1994)

A rather slight affair, a little overlong, with some rather thin characters. The sort of film one watches once and then will never bother viewing again. Perhaps I'm being too harsh. It has some good moments of wry humour, and is at least partially redeemed by Freddie Findlay being a good actor.

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Festningen (2011)

You know, film makers should really look up the word "cliché" in the dictionary. This film spends 8 minutes saying precisely nothing.

Don't Bother My Movie Rating: Red Star 1 / 10
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Fortress (1985)

A riveting thriller, but with a moral depth unusual for this genre. Stars the very handsome Sean Garlick. Highly recommended.

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Found (2012)

Much more interesting than I thought it was going to be, the strength of the movie lies in its never deviating from Marty's point of view, so that we identify completely with the character and how he sees the world.

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Frankenweenie (1984)

Quite absurdly pleasing short film. A must-see!

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Free Willy (1993)

A totally formulaic string of the most hackneyed clichés in boy-movies, as Jason James Richter struggles to save an animatronic whale from evil people who are trying to kill him for the insurance money. Not even Richter can prevent this movie becoming a bucket of steaming tripe. Entertaining only in that it is sometimes unintentionally risible (as in the film's climax). Maybe I'm just an old cynic...

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Friends (2012)

Like so many short films, this feels too much like a mere fragment to leave any lasting impression. The boys are quite good. I've seen worse.

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Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque) (2010)

Innovative biopic. Kacey Mottet Klein was great as the young Lucien in the first 20 minutes of the film.

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Garra Charrúa (2012)

Charming and educational. The Uruguayans clearly have a superior culture.

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Genç pehlivanlar (2016)

A superb documentary about an amazing group of athletes.

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The Genesis Children (1972)

I'm surprised at the negative reviews of this movie. Some people have no aesthetic taste at all. The beautiful Italian countryside, gorgeous music, breathtaking cinematography, a portrait of life in Italy before the ravages of globalisation reduced everywhere to drab capitalist uniformity, and a philosophical storyline which ponders how man lost Eden... An absolutely unique film that could not have been made at any other time than the precise time it was produced. A total classic which repays multiple viewings.

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La Gloire de mon père (1990)

Director Yves Robert has realised Pagnol's memoirs of his boyhood with total perfection. The whole film seems bathed in Provence sunlight - which makes the melancholy conclusion of the sequel to this film, Le Château de ma mère, even more powerful. One of the greatest films of boyhood ever - perhaps even THE greatest.

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