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  • For Your Eyes Only

    For Your Eyes Only

    ★★★

    Here we have Bond doing a bit of a mini-reboot, with a mission that isn't about destroying the world but about recovering an encryption machine that puts at risk the entire nuclear submarine capability of the UK. We're back to basics here, with Bond being a bit more of the agent we saw in, say, Live and Let Die - a more gritty, realistic Bond. Moore is looking younger and fitter here than in Moonraker (though he still looks quite…

  • Carry On Sergeant

    Carry On Sergeant

    ★★★

    Charming first entry in the Carry On series, with some fun turns - standouts are Kenneth Connor and Bob Monkhouse, but some good stuff also from William Hartnell, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey and Dora Byran.

    Highly rewatchable.

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  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★

    Very fun movie with one insanely catchy tune that will lodge in your head like a brainspider. It's goofy and surreal, with plenty of jokes, some of which are at oldschool Lego expense, which is fine. Without spoiling however, I think this movie is not just working on a meta-level (big deal, a lot of kids movies do that, to keep the adults interested), but actually transcends this in the last act and becomes meta-meta-level (meta about meta-levelling).

    Combine this…

  • Shock Corridor

    Shock Corridor

    ★★★★

    Crazy, fun exploitation flick about a reporter faking insanity to investigate a murder in an asylum, but then finding faking madness and being mad are kind of a bit too close to each other for comfort.

    It also actually says things about America at the time it was made, including comments on racism, facing responsibility for one's actions (or not), and how being different can condemn you.

    So sleazy in parts, and cheaply profound in others.

    Best line comes when the hero finds himself in a women's ward: "NYMPHOS!"