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  • Casino Royale 1967

    ★★ Watched 14 Sep, 2014

    As a great man once said (as did another reviewer elsewhere on this site): What the hell was that?

    There can't be many films I've been intending to see longer than this one. When ITV did their weekly showings of all the Bond films in order in 1999, I think they - or possibly another channel? - slotted Casino Royale into the appropriate place (as they did with Never Say Never Again). But I missed it, and ever since, I've…

  • The Pixar Story 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Aug, 2014 1

    How things can change in a few years! Even more so than Waking Sleeping Beauty, this documentary is extremely one-sided and self-promotional, with not a shred of hard-hitting, objective critique to be heard.

    And it wasn't so very long ago that gushing with unalloyed praise seemed like a completely reasonable attitude to take with Pixar: it genuinely did seem that they were The Studio That Could Do No Wrong. That their philosophy - to bring together as many of the…

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  • The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jul, 2012 4

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 22 Jul, 2012 1

    The first time I saw most of the Bond films was when ITV showed all of them over consecutive weeks in 1999, in the run up to the release if The World is Not Enough. However, even though I videotaped OHMSS at that time, it went unwatched for several years. I really regretted that, because when it was finally viewed, it turned out to be one of my favourite of all the 007 movies.

    If there are three things that…