My Top 25 Films

1. Dr Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb (1964)

“Now then, Dmitri, you know how we’ve always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the Bomb…” Mention Peter Sellers as the star of your favourite film and you’d pretty much give the game away. In 1964 the iconic British comedy actor teamed up with Stanley Kubrick for a second time (following 1962’s… Continue reading 1. Dr Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb (1964)

My Top 25 Films

5. Seven Samurai (1954)

“Find hungry samurai.” Such is the premise of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai: a farming village, under threat from bandits, desperately resorts to the unattractive prospect of hiring a group of ‘ronin’ (samurai without a master) to protect them from the next disastrous raid. Unattractive because of the 16th century Japanese class distinctions that Kurosawa intelligently plays… Continue reading 5. Seven Samurai (1954)