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  • Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey

    Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey

    ★★★½

    Audrey, lovely Audrey. We claim her as our own here in the UK as she had a British passport courtesy of her father, and because she started in British films - although her first film was not The Lavender Hill Mob, as stated here, but One Wild Oat.

    A unique and iconic fashion icon, she stood out from her 50s peers because of her boyish sexiness and her effortless warmth. Her dancing skills allowed her to partner Fred Astaire in…

  • Anon

    Anon

    ★★

    This was released simultaneously in cinemas and on Sky TV, where I am catching up with it.

    Capitalising on digital paranoia and chock-full of clever computer graphics (which would surely work better on a big screen), the plot revolves around investigator Clive Owen looking for the mystery lady who doesn't feature in his memory database.

    Shades of political intrigue thriller, cyber-paranoia, and even a nod to Vertigo should make this a must-see, but it is reduced to a compilation of…

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  • A Single Man

    A Single Man

    ★★★★

    This bittersweet film gets another star on a rewatch. It's Colin Firth's best performance in years as stuffy professor George Falconer ('it takes a long time to become George'), who suddenly finds himself bereaved by the sudden death of his partner Jim in a car accident, and finds it difficult to cope until he decides he needs to make a momentous decision.

    This being the 1960s he cannot talk openly about it, or even grieve, nor can he seek a…

  • Licence to Kill

    Licence to Kill

    ★★★★½

    One of my favourite Bond films, this one shook off the Moore-era humour and instead had something far more violent and realistic.

    Carey Lowell is a wonderfully sparky girl associate for 007, even if Talisa Soto is a bit of a drip. The basic premise of this one is that Bond goes solo and rogue after witnessing the murder of his friend Felix Leiter's bride on her wedding day, and the mutilation of Leiter.

    The bad guys are an international…