The Elephant Man (1980)

I  am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man! David Lynch directs this biographical film about Joseph Merrick, the severely disabled man in the 19th century. Dr Fredrick Treves (Antony Hopkins) discovers Merrick (John Hurt) at a freak show and sends him to hospital for… Continue reading The Elephant Man (1980)

Magnificent Obsession (1954)

  ‘Once you find the way, you’ll be bound. It will obsess you. but believe me, it will be a magnificent obsession.‘ Douglas Sirk directs this melodrama about the playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) who looses control of his speedboat and causes Dr Phillips  to have a heart attack and die. The rest of the… Continue reading Magnificent Obsession (1954)

My Old Lady (2014)

Israel Horovitz directs this comedy about New Yorker Mathias Gold (played by Kevin Kline and coincidentally the same actor who voiced Captain Phoebus in Hunchback of Notre Dame) travels to Paris to purchase the apartment he inherited from his father. On his arrival he discovers that the apartment is already lived in by  an old… Continue reading My Old Lady (2014)