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
Drew Barrymore gets it
Sea of Sand 1958
The Searchers 1956
The Secret Garden 1993
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 1947
The Secret of My Success 1987
Michael J Fox
The Secret of Roan Inish
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
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman with scenes that are sickening.
Seven Brothers for Seven Brothers 1954
Seven Chances 1925
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.
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
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 1958
Shirley Valentine 1989
Shooting Fish 1997
The Shooting Party 1984
‘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
To see how Paul Verhoeven an get it wrong (and because I like stripers)
Shrek 2 2004
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
Sink the Bismark 1961
Secrets and Lies
Mike Leigh directs the likes of Timothy Spall and Brenda Blethyn (again)
Sister Act 1992
Rupert Waters script directed by Michael Hoffman
Produced by Andy Paterson and Mark Bentley.
The Sixth Sense 1999
Ski Patrol 1989
Woody Allen classic.
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.
Sliding Doors 1998
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
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937
Michael Hoffman directs.
Sounds great and just the kind of thing I’d love!
Soldier of Orange
An early Paul Verhoeven directing an early Rutger Hauer … worth seeing in any language.
Some Like it Hot 1959
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
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??
Spiderman II 2004
Spy Kids 2001
Spy Kids 2 2002
Spy Kids 3D
Morcombe Bay, Saturday Exeat with Moore. He was expelled the next term.
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.
Perfect for Kurt Russell
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
Rupert Wainwright directs
The Sting 1973
Stir Crazy 1980
Stolen Kisses 1968
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
With Christopher Reeve
Superman II 1980
Superman III 1983
Swallows and Amazons 1974
With Virginia McKenna
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.