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  • Dune
  • The Great Escape
  • Swallow
  • No Time to Die

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  • The Man with the Golden Gun

    ★★

  • Live and Let Die

    ★★★

  • Color of Night

    ★★½

  • True Crime

    ★★★½

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  • Color of Night

    Color of Night

    ★★½

    I honestly can't decide whether this was, in the immortal words of PEEP SHOW, terrible or terri-brill. Bruce Willis as a therapist is, to put it mildly, not the most convincing piece of casting of the century, and the entire film -- from the performances to the score to the camerawork -- is pitched at a level of hysteria that is at times unintentionally hilarious but which seems entirely appropriate to the subject matter. I've seen quite a few people…

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★★

    Something I'm finding fascinating about these early Bond films is the extent to which international travel is, in and of itself, presented as a marker of sophistication and adventure. It's not surprising - it genuinely would have been a major novelty at the time - but, sixty years later, there's something slightly quaint about the way Monty Norman's Bond theme blasts out at such seemingly inappropriate junctures: "Whoa, he's checking into a hotel! What a slick guy he is! And…

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★½

    "Don't you just love old music?"
    "Things sound so much better on vinyl."

    Actual lines of dialogue spoken in this movie. Fuck you, you self-absorbed, pretentious douchebags.

    Half a star each for the three leads, who I thought delivered competent performances despite the material they had to work with.

  • Rust and Bone

    Rust and Bone

    ★★★★

    A film in which one of the most moving scenes of the year is set to a Katy Perry song. It takes an exceptionally good director to pull THAT off.