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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
CAT OF THE DAY 102: THE LEGO MOVIE (2014) Everything is awesome, and there is a perceptible feline thread running through this superior slice of product placement masquerading as jolly family animation, manufactured almost entirely out of Lego™ bricks. As … Continue reading
The big cat movie of late 2013/early 2014 is, of course, the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. To tie in with the film’s UK release, I wrote a piece for the Telegraph about ten of my favourite CATS ON FILM … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 099: KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (aka MAJO NO TAKKYUBIN 魔女の宅急便) (1989) Kiki’s Delivery Service is a Major Cat Movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki just after My Neighbour Totoro. Kiki is a 13-year-old trainee witch. It’s traditional for witches of … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 098: BELL BOOK AND CANDLE (1958) The stars of Hitchcock’s Vertigo reunite for a romantic comedy with a supernatural twist. Kim Novak plays Gillian Holroyd, a Greenwich Village witch; James Stewart is Shep Henderson, the mortal … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 095: THE THREE LIVES OF THOMASINA (1964) “Yes, I am Thomasina. This story’s all about me.” Except it’s not, not really. This Walt Disney movie, adapted from the novel by Paul Gallico, is more about how … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 094: THE VOW (2012) Rachel McAdams loses the last five years of her memory in a car accident, reverts to the bourgeois law student she was before she left home to become a sensitive artist, and … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 084: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly may get the lion’s share of the attention, but it’s her cat that is the true star of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a Major Cat Movie. I’m … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 079: THE TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964) A Major Cat Movie. Legendary producer-director Roger Corman shot on eerie Norfolk locations for this supernatural chiller, and the result is one of the most impressive in the series of … Continue reading