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  • The Zoot Cat

    The Zoot Cat

    ★★★½

    The Tom and Jerry series was going from strength to strength by the time that The Zoot Cat was released in 1944. Each short that had been released by this point had, while not all being perfect, been consistently enjoyable. The Zoot Cat is no exception. This is a short that has its flaws, but I still had a pretty good time watching this one.

    The short sees Tom getting ready for a date with Toots. He has also got…

  • Octopussy

    Octopussy

    ★★★

    Being released towards the end of the Roger Moore era, Octopussy is very much a "business as usual" James Bond film. When I've looked at fan rankings of the Bond films, I think it is fair to say that Octopussy isn't necessarily the most popular film in the series. Despite this, it still does have its fans. I personally have always had a bit of a soft spot for this film, but even then I can understand that it does…

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  • For Your Eyes Only

    For Your Eyes Only

    ★★★½

    For Your Eyes Only is a film that I have always felt is rather underappreciated. I feel that it is only in recent years that fan consensus surrounding this film has begun to change. For all its worth, For Your Eyes Only is a really solid Bond film. After the madness that was Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only brought Bond back down to Earth with a more back to basics approach. The plot for this film is really strong and…

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers!

    Brazil is a dystopian nightmare and an undeniable cult classic if ever there was one. It even managed to get itself a spot on the British Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest British films of the 20th century, even though it seems like the sort of film that they wouldn't really go for. Brazil is a film that has been on my radar for years, so I was delighted to be finally able to…