The tragedy of favourites is that same fatigue mentioned in the double post earlier in the day – we’ve seen so much of something that a blogger might be tempted to bypass it in favour of something more obscure … but that would be a mistake.
If we keep showing films to avoid, it’s only fair that we show films not to avoid. This below, with the tragic Richard Beckinsale, was not British TV’s highest rated but it’s a good indicator of good filmmaking, with all players strong:
That’s how it used to be done when people knew what they were doing – did you hear one peep about PCism or feminism? Even the brief violence was muted.