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  • Tomorrow Never Dies

    Tomorrow Never Dies

    ★★★

    Although the plot feels rather preposterous, it has an unnerving resonance with the current geopolitical situation in the South China Sea.

  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After watching Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, I found myself with mixed feelings about the film. In fact, as the relationship between Dr Jones and Harriet blossoms, I felt increasingly unsettled by the way first Dr Jones and then Harriet dispose of their previous partners in such a nonchalant manner. Whilst it seems that Mary Jones may be partly responsible for her husband's 'defection' though her acceptance of a six-week assignment in Geneva from her employers, which leaves her husband…

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  • Castles in the Sky

    Castles in the Sky

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Castles in the Sky is one of the few films I've actively anticipated watching.

    In short, I really enjoyed it. Castles in the Sky manages to mix the historical narrative of the invention of radar with the personal dramas of all those involved in its development. Eddie Izzard plays a sincere and thoughtful Robert Watson-Watt who against all the odds manages to get his invention on the radar (pun intended) of the Air Ministry. The way it tells not only…

  • Die Another Day

    Die Another Day

    I used to think Goldfinger was one of the most preposterous films I had ever seen. I was wrong.

    Die Another Day must have one of the most far-fetched and improbable storylines of any film. In fact, so crazy is the storyline that the only response I was capable of was laughter. While this may not have been the intention of the director, it was certainly an amusing film. In credit to those who wrote the script there were numerous…