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  • The Music Room

    The Music Room

    ★★★★½

    Huzur Biswambhar Roy (Chhabi Biswas), a zamindar in Bengal, emerges from the crumbling remains of his once decadent mansion for the first time in years and sees an elephant in the distance. Propped up on his cane, Roy is stirred by the elephant's beauty and majesty, until Ganguly's (Gangapada Basu) damn dirty truck comes blowing by and stirs up nothing but dust. Mournfully, Roy turns his back on the scene and knows that the "old ways" have faded away. I'm…

  • My Own Private Idaho

    My Own Private Idaho

    ★★★½

    Things River Phoenix needed after making this film:

    - A Bath
    - A Shave
    - An Exfoliating Facial Scrub
    - An Oscar

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  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★★

    Film #2 of the FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY: A BOND-A-THON Challenge.

    Completed Missions:
    List and Let Die: James Bond Ranked
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    James Bond (Sean Connery) is back, baby, and he's bigger, faster and stronger. He has to be because SPECTRE is super-pissed at him for killing their operative Dr. No. In fact, they're so pissed, that they have specifically trained a blond super-killing machine, Donald "Red" Grant (Robert Shaw), to rid the world of him... but first they will use…

  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    ★★★½

    Film #1 of the FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY: A BOND-A-THON Challenge.

    Completed Missions:
    List and Let Die: James Bond Ranked
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    Well, Dr. No is where it all started, and it's a rather humble start. Who could have imagined the series would still going strong 55 years later? Cubby Broccoli, that's who!

    In Dr. No, we're introduced to Bond, James Bond (Sean Connery) before he got his groove on - before the Bond trademarks were smoothed out. For example, the…