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  • Octopussy 1983

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 5

    Bloated, ridiculous, shit, brilliant..


    Probably Roger Moore's best Bond performance. This was always mocked, and overlooked by myself. Probably due to the awful title, but you know what? It is actually an excellent Bond movie. The aerial finale is simply stunning. Perhaps a Bond stand out. And the Mercedes on the train tracks is a masterful moment in action film making. Q even gets his moment to shine.

    A better song and hotter Bond girl away from Bond excellence.

  • Changeling 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    Changeling is a very good movie that narrowly misses out on being a great movie by the smallest of margins.

    Clint Eastwood's meticulous direction, and the sheer outrageousness of the story, mean that this is a film that is always entertaining. Yet it feels a tad underwhelming. It never quite follows through on its early promise. How could a story so genuinely bizarre seem so generic on screen? As a film Changeling is far from conventional, but it's oh so…

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  • Stoker 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2013 57

    At 98 minutes, this is my dream length of movie. I have said it all my life.

    After leaving this screening, and using the facilities, I could quite easily have jumped straight back in to watch the whole movie again. That doesn't happen to me often.

    Stoker is phenomenal.

    It's as dreamy as it is taught. As beautiful as it is horrific. It's The Tree of Life with A screenplay. An outstanding screenplay at that. It has been said that…

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2012 37

    Sam Mendes proves his Bond making credentials, and confirms his excellent film making credentials.

    Skyfall certainly is an excellent film. The best Bond film in 48 years. This is a proper spy film, and James Bond, as a character is a proper spy.

    As a Bond fan this film pleased me in every way. You have to hand it to the film makers, it takes massive balls to put a 4 minute title sequence 10 minutes into a massive film…