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Film: Justice League

"What are your superpowers again?"

Wow, hard to know where to start with this lame attempt to polish a turd. How about Superman’s weird fucking face? Henry Cavill had to sport a moustache for another role and was contractually bound not to shave it off. Why they couldn’t use a fake moustache for the other film is a real mystery because his CGI top lip looks painfully bad here. He looks worse than Peter Cushing...

Zack Snyder | Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

Take 2: The Return of the Pink Panther

"I arrest you, Sir Charles Phantom, the notorious pink Lytton."

The Return of the Pink Panther sees Sellers reprise his role as Inspector Clouseau after a decade-long hiatus. It’s not as original or as consistently funny as the other two but a lot of the jokes I remember from the series as a kid come from this film. Herbert Lom’s gun-shaped cigarette lighter gets me every time. Having Lady Lytton laugh at Clouseau’s clumsy antics is a clever way to...

Blake Edwards | Sunday, Feb 11, 2018

RIP: Jóhann Jóhannsson

I am very sad to hear that Icelandic Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has died, aged 48.

Ben Oliver | Saturday, Feb 10, 2018

Take 2: The Ladykillers

"The Major has a train to catch."

Our Peter Sellers binge continues with a relatively small role that we used as the perfect excuse to re-watch The Ladykillers. This is the perfect crime caper. Things that never fail to get me: Banging on the pipes with the hammer Alec Guiness’s skulking lead character and his ridiculous false teeth When a gaggle of old ladies arrive and everyone has to sing round the piano The final gag,...

Alexander Mackendrick | Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018

Take 2: A Shot in the Dark

"Give me ten men like Clouseau and I could destroy the world."

This one is all about Clouseau and it’s a masterclass in sixties Sellers silliness. Don’t take this as a complaint, but it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that every single possible gag involving a door has been done in this one film. Also, where can I buy a guillotine cigar cutter?

Blake Edwards | Sunday, Feb 04, 2018