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All thefilms I’ve ever seen ‘S’

Saturday Night Fever 1977

Saving Private Ryan 1998

The Scarlet Letter 1995
Because it is supposed to be so awful.

Scenes from a Marriage 1973
Liv Ullman directed by Ingmar Bergman

Schindler’s List 1993

School of Rock 2003
Jack Black

Scream 1996
Drew Barrymore gets it

Scrooge 1951
Alastair Swim

Scrooged 1998

Scum 1979

Sea of Sand 1958

The Searchers 1956

The Secret Garden 1993

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 1947
Danny Kaye

The Secret of My Success 1987
Michael J Fox

The Secret of Roan Inish

Secretary 2002
James Spader is predictably odd.
‘In its own sick way, this had fervour and warped, erotic rapture.’ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian. My kind of story, though not necessarily my kind of film.

Sense and Sensibility 1995
The 35 year old Emma Thompson plays a 19 year old – otherwise the thing works.

Sergeant York 1941
For the World War I setting.
Howard Hawks directs Gary Cooper

Serpico 1973

Seven 1995
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman with scenes that are sickening.

Seven Brothers for Seven Brothers 1954

Seven Chances 1925
Buster Keaton

The Seven Samurai 1954
Directed by Akira Kurosawa

The Seven Year Itch
Intoxicating. Billy Wilder directs Tom Ewell and Marilyn Monroe in his play.

Seventh Heaven 1927
A sewer worked shelters a street waif, marries her and after idyllic happiness goes off to war, returning blinded. (Remade in 1937, neither available though).

sex, lies and videotape 1989
Steven Soderbergh introduces us to James Spader as a weirdo he goes on to play in numerous films.

A Shadow of a Doubt 1992
With Sandrine Blancke.

Shadowlands 1993
Anthony Hopkins plays the Oxford Don (and writer) C.S.Lewis.

Shakespeare in Love 1998

Shallow Grave 1994
How Danny Boyle, John Hodge and Andrew Macdonald began.

Shawn of the Dead 2004

The Shawshank Redemption 1994

Sheltering Sky 1990

Shenandoah 1965

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 1958

Shine 1996

Shining 1980

Shirley Valentine 1989

Shooting Fish 1997

The Shooting Party 1984

Shopping 1994
‘So obsessed with its own hippness that is end up being totally embarrassing.’ Sight and Sound. But it made stars of Jude Law (Sadie Frost and Sean Pertwee)

Short Circuit 1986

Short Cuts 1993

Showboat 1936

Showgirls 1995
To see how Paul Verhoeven an get it wrong (and because I like stripers)

Shrek 2001

Shrek 2 2004

Sierra 1950
A father, accused of a crime he did not commit, hides out in the hills with his son.

The Silence of the Lambs 1990
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter – a new monster is born.

Sinbad the Sailor 1947

Singing in the Rain 1952

Single Handed 1953

Singles 1992

Sink the Bismark 1961

Secrets and Lies
Mike Leigh directs the likes of Timothy Spall and Brenda Blethyn (again)

Sister Act 1992
Whoopi Goldberg

Sisters 1988
Rupert Waters script directed by Michael Hoffman
Produced by Andy Paterson and Mark Bentley.

The Sixth Sense 1999

Ski Patrol 1989

Sleepers 1973
Woody Allen classic.

Sleepers 1996

The Sleeping Beauty 1959

Sleeping with the Enemy 1990
Julia Roberts at her best.

Sleepless in Seattle 1993
Nora Ephron, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan all predicable but enjoyable.

Sleepy Hollow 1999
Tim Burton should direct a Christmas Panto.

Sleuth 1972

Sliding Doors 1998

Slipstream 1989

Sliver 1993

Small Soldiers 1998

Smiles of a Summer Night 1955
For the premise. A man invites his mistress to stay with him and his young wife and his mother’s country home. Like me inviting someone with whom I’d had an affair to come on holiday with my girlfriend and I?

Smokey and the Bandit 1977

Snatch 2000

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937

Soapdish 1991
Michael Hoffman directs.

Solaris 1972
Sounds great and just the kind of thing I’d love!

Solaris 2002

Soldier of Orange
An early Paul Verhoeven directing an early Rutger Hauer … worth seeing in any language.

Some Like it Hot 1959

Somersby 1993
The Return of Martin Guerre is superior. Few French films successfully translate to Hollywood. I wish they’d stop doing it!

The Sound of Music 1965

Space Truckers 1996

Spaceballs 1987
So awful I doubt I saw more than ten minutes on video.

The Spaceman and King Arthur 1979
Walt Disney. Directed by Russ Mayberry with Dennis Dugan, Jim dale, Ron Moody, Kenneth More, John Le Mesurier, Rodney Bewes and … Robert Beaty??

Spartacus 1960

Species 1995

Speed 1994

Spellbound 1945

Spiderman 2002

Spiderman II 2004

Splash 1984

Spy Kids 2001

Spy Kids 2 2002

Spy Kids 3D

Squirm 1976
Morcombe Bay, Saturday Exeat with Moore. He was expelled the next term.

Stagecoach 1939

Staggered 1994

Stalingrad 1992

A Start is Born 1954
Judy Garland & James Mason

A Star is Born 1976
Barbra Streisand & Kris Kristofferson

Star Trek: First Contact 1996

Star Trek: Generations 1994

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984

Star Trek Insurrection 1998

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986

Star Trek: Nemesis 2002

Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan 1982

Star Trek: The Final Frontier 1989

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith 2005

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999

‘A movie is a work of visual storytelling about the dramatic actions of a group of interesting characters.’ A.O. Scoot. New York Times.

Stargate 1994
Perfect for Kurt Russell

Starman 1984
Jeff Bridges as an alien.

Starship Troopers 1997
Paul Verhoeven from one of my favourite writers (as a teenager) Robert Heinlein

Stealing Beauty 1995
Good for oggling at Liv Tyler.
Jeremy Thomas produces, Bernardo Bertolucci directs

Stigmata 1999
Rupert Wainwright directs

The Sting 1973

Stir Crazy 1980

Stolen Kisses 1968
Francois Truffaut

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castel
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in an interesting story set before WWI.

The Straight Story
David Lynch back on form?

Straw Dogs 1971

Strictly Ballroom 1992
Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce’s break.

Stuart Little 1999

Superman 1978
With Christopher Reeve

Superman II 1980

Superman III 1983

Swallows and Amazons 1974
With Virginia McKenna

Swimfan 2002
A teenager remake of Fatal Attraction … in a swimming pool.

Swimming Pool 2002
For the subject. A writer and the promiscuous behaviour of a teenager.

The Sword and the Stone 1963
Disney cartoon of the Arthur Legend

The System 1964
An early Michael Winner.

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