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  • Mortal Thoughts

    Mortal Thoughts

    ★★★★

    Mortal Thoughts directed by Alan Rudolph is a neo-noir mystery thriller film that takes place in a police interrogation where a woman is implicated in the violent murder of her friend's abusive, drug-addicted husband. The events unfold in flashbacks and the film makes the audience question the reliability of the narration and the narrator. The cast is solid with an excellent Demi Moore as Cynthia Kellog, a delirious Glenne Headly as Joyce Urbanski, a short-tempered Bruce Willis as James "Jimmy"…

  • Diary of a Chambermaid

    Diary of a Chambermaid

    ★★★★½

    Luis Bunuel's Diary of a Chambermaid, an adaptation of the 1900 novel of the same name by Octave Mirbeau, is one of Buñuel's more realistic films yet manages to be highly satirical and contains his typical anti-bourgeoisie sentiments. The film follows Célestine, a young chambermaid who gets employed at an estate in provincial France and uses her femininity and sexuality to manipulate her way to the top as fascism rises in France during the 1930s. Jeanne Moreau is excellent as…

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  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★★★

    James Bond's second outing results in one of the greatest sequels of all time that is From Russia with Love, which is a different beast compared to Dr. No. The sequel feels more comfortable than the original, building upon the foundation laid by its predecessor. Sean Connery once again gives an amazing performance as Bond whereas the supporting cast includes memorable performances from Pedro Armendáriz as Ali Kerim Bey, Lotte Lenya as Rosa Klebb, Robert Shaw as Donald "Red" Grant…

  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★★★

    Spectre directed by Sam Mendes, who becomes the first director to return for a consecutive film after John Glen with Licence to Kill in 1989, is the 24th entry in the series and follows Bond as he goes against the global criminal organization Spectre headed by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who plans to launch a national surveillance network to mastermind criminal activities across the globe. Daniel Craig returns as Bond, giving a more relaxed and cool performance which I quite liked…