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7 Up
7 Up (1964)
3 years ago via Flixster
½

SEVEN UP Series (1964-->onwards)
Directed by Michael Apted.
This realism-style of documentary film-making was truly innovative in its time, a fact that in these days of 24hr-a-day Reality TV one can easily overlook.
Director, Apted, did not select particularly special children & yet, each in their own way, IS special. One feels privileged to be permitted to share a little of their lives & the journeys that those lives take them on.
It is also interesting (& sometimes confronting) to recognise parallels in one's own life to those seen on screen & has certainly given me pause to think at times.
I don't believe a film-maker could hope to achieve more than that.
****4 & a half out of 5 stars****
(This R/V applies equally to all films in the series.)

Twinsanity
Twinsanity (1970)
5 years ago via Flixster
½

VERY strange British offering from 1970.
The story is set in swinging London of the late 60s & concerns two odd twins who arrive as "babes in the woods" & are quickly adopted by a fast, wealthy set of bored, drunken & drugged-out aristos.
Only are they quite as innocent as they appear?
As new bonds start to form amongst the group & threaten to destabilise the unnatural relationship between brother & sister the mood shifts from one of careless gaiety to one of ominous foreboding.
Terrible things are bound to happen....&, indeed, they do.
Jolly good, but awfully strange.
I think it is based on a book, but would have to re-watch my video to find the title as it is not listed in any of my film guides.
I note that this is the only R/V, so it obviously must be hard to get hold of.

Stranger in Our House
11 years ago via Flixster
½

SUMMER OF FEAR (1978) aka :Stranger In Our House. Directed by Wes CravenAaah....this brings back memories!A fun, predictable, 'made-for-television' style film (above-average for TV, below-average for cinema).Linda saves the day when her recently-orphaned cousin(actually, a witchy imposter) comes to live with her family in rural smalltown, USA.Everyone falls in love with the beautiful creature who has seen so much tragedy in her short life. Everyone, that is, except Linda,who feels that there is something ?not quite right? about her cousin.Nobody else seems to recognise her'subtle' sinister aura & it is not long before witchy, evil things start to happen. I particularly enjoyed the bewitchment of Linda that caused her to break out in a pustular facial rash & miss her school prom!! Of course, cousin-dear then took her place as Linda's beau's date.Horror?.......Yes, but so engagingly innocent!!!Linda Blair is SO young .... there is a certain tragic pathos one feels when looking at her bright, button eyes shining with youthful optimism. She still believes that great things are in store for her after her trailblazing debut in The Exorcist.Alas, the soul-destroying days of Chained Heat were only 5 years away. 3 & a half out of 5 stars.

Carry On Doctor
12 years ago via Flixster

All of the Carry On films get 4 or 5 stars from me.
They have been a much-loved part of my life ever since I can remember.