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  • Mad Foxes

    Mad Foxes 1981

    Watched 01 Jul, 2015

    1 star or 5 depending on your state of mind. Completely indefensible trash with all the bad stuff you expect (rape, murder, nudity, castration, grenades in toilet, unsanitary public urination) but it's so utterly inept it's impossible to be offended by it.
    It's also very short at a tad over an hour and a quarter and that feels perfect because after a while it becomes a bit numbing. But the last scene truly made my jaw hit the floor in a way it hasn't done for a very long time.

  • The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

    The Reincarnation of Peter Proud 1975

    ★★½ Watched 30 May, 2015

    A film I've wanted to watch ever since I heard Jerry Goldsmith's truly unsettling theme tune a few years back.

    The intriguing, if ultimately flat, tale of a college professor who is experiencing bad dreams about someone else's murder back in the 1940s and goes on a quest to find out if he really is the reincarnation of the deceased.

    The central conceit is just enough to retain the interest in what is really just a steamy TV movie with…

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  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Mar, 2012

    Another year, another actor playing James Bond. For the third film in a row, Eon presented us with a different face. Luckily this one stuck.

    Roger Moore was a huge international star, thanks to his appearances on TV in Ivanhoe, The Saint and The Persuaders, and had been on Saltzman and Broccoli’s list for a while before the premature cancellation of The Persuaders allowed him to step into the famous tux for the first time.

    LALD was, in some ways,…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 27 Oct, 2012

    It sounds so simple, but it is amazing what a good director (and good behind the scenes crew) can bring to a franchise.

    Sam Mendes and, especially, Roger Deakins, bring new life into Bond, reinvigorating a series which seriously floundered with Quantum of Solace.

    On first viewing, my thoughts were it was the most Fleming-inspired of the whole series. Fleming often put Bond through the ringer in quite painful ways (physically as well as mentally). Here Bond is seemingly killed…