Category Archives: Tabby Cat

CAT OF THE DAY 110: CLOUD ATLAS

CAT OF THE DAY 110: CLOUD ATLAS (2012) This uneven but always fascinating adaptation of David Mitchell’s bestseller consists of six different stories from six different genres set in six different time periods and featuring six different sets of characters. … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 109: NYMPHOMANIAC: VOL. I

CAT OF THE DAY 109: NYMPHOMANIAC: VOL. I (2013) If you only have to watch one Lars von Trier film with “nymphomaniac” in the title, make it the first part of his episodic diptych in which a woman called Joe … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 107: THE HEAT

CAT OF THE DAY 107: THE HEAT (2013) There are more movies in which male cops are partnered by dogs than there are female buddy cop movies, which makes Paul Feig’s comedy a very rare bird indeed. Sandra Bullock plays … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 106: THE SHADOW OF THE CAT

CAT OF THE DAY 106: THE SHADOW OF THE CAT (1961) The Shadow of the Cat, as its name suggests, is a Major Cat Movie. It’s also a Hammer film in all but name (the official production company was BHP), … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 105: PROOF

CAT OF THE DAY 105: PROOF (1991) “Hello Ugly!” The first dialogue in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s writing-directing debut, a well-reviewed film in the Australian post-New Wave, is addressed (affectionately) to a stray tabby cat. The speaker is Andy, an easy-going kitchen hand … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 085: CAT’S EYE

CAT OF THE DAY 085: CAT’S EYE (1985) This portmanteau film, directed by Lewis Teague and written by Stephen King, consists of adaptations of two short stories from King’s Night Shift collection and a third story written expressly for the film. … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 083: THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER

CAT OF THE DAY 083: JEDER FÜR SICH UND GOTT GEGEN ALLE (aka THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER) (1974) “She can’t walk on two feet!”

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CAT OF THE DAY 082: GHOST

CAT OF THE DAY 082: GHOST (1990) This supernatural love story reverses the standard romantic formula by starting with the lovers together, but then driving them apart with the biggest wedge of all – death. Patrick Swayze is fatally shot … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY INTERLUDE

CAT OF THE DAY INTERLUDE Tried without success to upload this picture to FaceBook, which is all buggy today and wouldn’t let me. Then decided visitors to CATS ON FILM might like it, even though it’s not strictly a picture … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 077: THE UNCANNY

CAT OF THE DAY 077: THE UNCANNY (1977) “We let them prowl about just as they please, hardly noticing them. And all the time, they’re watching us, spying on us, making sure that we behave.” In this Major Cat Movie, … Continue reading

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