TV does this better and for less.
La Cage aux Folles 1978
The French did it best.
Calamity Jane 1953
With Doris Day. Don’t even get this on TV anymore, though this is where I would have seen it twenty odd years ago.
Call of the Wild 1972
But Richard Harris can’t sing and his toupee or brush-over looks ridiculous.
Camille Claudel 1988
Isabelle Adjani as Rodin’s pupil and mistress. Brilliant.
The Cannonball Run 1980
Whacky Races with has been talent.
Cape Fear 1991
Scary stuff. Robert de Niro is hideous and Juliette Lewis a wet fanny.
Capricorn One 1978
A film with Elliot Gould – there used to be a lot of them.
Captain Blood 1935
The pirate film that made Errol Flynn. Have I seen it? Or just clips?
Captain Correlli’s Mandolin 2001
Great book, shame about the film and Nicholas Cage’s accent.
Derek Jarman. What a ham. So gay I nearly walked out. Saw it at the ICA with Derek Jarman giving a talk afterwards.
Sissy Spacek in this Stephen King novel directed by Brian de Palma.
Carry on up the Khyber 1968
And many other Carry On films (all on TV, usually around Easter or Christmas)
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Burgman … and so much analysed we all know the story inside out.
The Casino Royale 1967
‘One of the most shameless wastes of time and talent in screen history.’ I can see where Austin Powers came from.
With Christina Ricci.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958
Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor
Catch 22 1970
Catch Me if You Can 2000
Stephen Speilberg directs Leonardo di Caprio and Tom Hanks. Great stuff.
The Cement Garden 1993
Charlotte Gainsbourge has sex with her brother after their parents die.
Before Robert Downey Jnr went off the rails. Directed by Richard Attenborough. 145m … though some thought it should be longer.
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968
With Trevor Howard
Chariots of Fire 1981
‘The Brits are coming’ Oh yeah?
Charlotte Gray 2001
Cate Blanchet from a best selling novel.
Le Chateua de Ma Mere 1990
Lovely French film of childhood growing up in Provence.
Cheaper by the Dozen 2003
In which Catherine Zeta Jones should NOT have received an Oscar.
Roman Polanski directs Jack Nicholson.
A Chorus Line 1985
A Christmas Carol 1938
The Cider House Rules 1999
Lasse Haelstgrom with Tobey Mcguire.
Cinema Paradiso 1989
Circle of Two 1980
A 60 year old artist falls for a teenage student. Should this be allowed? Richard Burton was eyeing up Tatum O’Neal.
Citizen Cane 1941
City Slickers 1991
Clear and Present Danger 1994
Harrison Ford is the same in each one of these.
Have I ever sat through all of this?
Clockwork Mice 1995
Vadim Jean at his inadequate again.
Clockwork Orange 1971
But have I sat through it?
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
A Close Shave 1995
With Don Ameche directed by Ron Howard.
The Color Purple 1985
Whoopi Goldberg directed by Stephen Speilberg
Where Michael Crichton began (I believe). With Genevieve Bujold and Michael Douglas.
The Commitments 1991
The audience sequence is the blueprint for the X Factor.
The Company of Wolves 1984
Conan the Barbarian 1981
Conan the Destroyer 1984
With Michael Crawford.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and His Lover 1989
Peter Greenaway. Why critics rate this unpalatable, unpopular tosh so highly I cannot fathom.
Cool Hand Luke 1987
Paul Newman eats a lot of hard boiled eggs.
The Count of Monte Cristo 2002
Kevin Reynolds with some unknowns – needed the style and action of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Cousin, Cousine 1975
Various love affairs centre on a family wedding.
On video somewhere.
James Spader is weird in J G Ballard’s weird book.
Creature Comforts 1989
Another Oscar for Nick Park.
Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989
Woody Allen at his most insightful.
Crimes of Passion 1984
Ken Russell at his perverted, esoteric worst.
‘Crocodile’ Dundee 1986
Paul Hogan in a surprising hit
Alec Guinness and Richard Harris. The kind of thing that turned me on to history despite its stogginess.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
The Crucible 1996
Daniel Day Lewis and Winona Rider in 1690’s Salem
The Crying Game 1996
Neil Jordan and an IRA Murderer.
The Curse of Frankenstein 1957
Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.
Cyrano de Bergerac 1990
Brilliant with Gerard Depardieu