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  • The 39 Steps 1935

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    Forgiving the fairly dry first half, Hitchcock delivers a razor sharp espionage thriller that divvies up many of the elements later utilised by The Master of Suspense.

    The one thing that struck me was the humour and chemistry as Robert Donat and Madeline Carroll handcuffed together and forced to make their escape. Such an intriguing juxtaposition from the tense jaunt in Scotland.

    After such a positive experience I might have to go through a whole bunch of unseen oldies.

  • Dead Snow 2009

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2015 2

    Referencing Evil Dead 1 & 2 may not equate to a free pass but this rather cheeky Norwegian Zombie film zips through at an alarming rate managing to evoke Sam Raimi's classics while also evoking a smidgen of Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers for good measure.

    Witty and silly with some very well shot action sequences, it's no wonder Hollywood beckoned for the (not actually that bad) 2013 flick Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Definitely an entertaining way to spend 90 minutes. Can't wait to catch the sequel.

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  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2012 13

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…

  • Dr. No 1962

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jul, 2012 3

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…