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  • Taxi Driver
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • 12 Angry Men

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  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★

  • You Only Live Twice

    ★★★½

  • Thunderball

    ★★★½

  • Goldfinger

    ★★★★★

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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★½

    I wasn't expecting it to be this dark! I was really impressed because there is a kind of otherworldliness about 'Parasite' (the only other Joon-Ho film I have seen) which is sort of present at the beginning of 'Memories of Murder' when we have that long tracking shot with character amusingly falling down, or the repetitive drop kicking, for example. But the longer we watch the film, the more we descend into the depths of the human condition both of…

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★★½

    One of the best Bond films, without a doubt.

    The plot is almost second to none in the series, and I am so glad they adapted it when the films still retained their initial grittiness before the gloss overwhelmed the later entries. This is a true spy story but has all the style of the very best Bond films, the glamour, and the action to put the artificial nature of Brosnan's and Craig's eras to shame. The pacing is kept…

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