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  • 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…

  • Dead Again

    Dead Again 1991

    ★★★ Rewatched 10 Apr, 2015

    Melodramatic, over-acted, over-directed, but very watchable.

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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…