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  • Phantom of the Paradise
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  • Diamonds Are Forever

    ★★★

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    ★★★★½

  • Outland

    ★★★★

  • You Only Live Twice

    ★★½

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  • Diamonds Are Forever

    Diamonds Are Forever

    ★★★

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    #YouOnlyWatchBond

    "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)
    * dir: Guy Hamilton
    * Action / Adventure / Las Vegas? No Thankas!
    [ ★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    There's a part in this where an exasperated scientist exclaims to an undercover James Bond: "will you please leave, you irritating man?"...and honestly, that's how I feel about Sean Connery popping back up into this franchise for one final somnabulistic shuffle through the motions.

    ...yet, it IS better than Connery's last two lackluster entries. But why?…

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    ★★★★½

    #365Days365Movies
    #YouOnlyWatchBond

    "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)
    * dir: Peter R. Hunt
    * Action / Adventure / Christopher Nolan's Rosetta Stone
    [ ★★★★½ / ★★★★★ ]

    "There's no hurry, you see. We have all the time in the world".

    Jesus, what an incredible attention-grabbing cold opening! A sudden chilling rush of cool blue kineticism imbued with an air of uncanny mystery, aloof yet fully engaged with the material. From moment one it feels downright audacious in the way that…

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  • Prince of Darkness

    Prince of Darkness

    ★★★★★

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    #Hooptober8

    💀 NUMBER SIXTEEN 💀
    💀 TWO FROM YOUR BIRTH YEAR (1987) 💀

    "Prince Of Darkness" (1987)
    * dir: John Carpenter
    * Horror / Dread / Getting Donald Pleasance To Say "Pure Evil" Again
    [ ★★★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    "Our logic collapses, at a subatomic level, into ghosts and shadows."

    "There is truth in flesh."

    I'm so happy to be seeing the overwhelmingly high scores for this one all over Letterboxd lately as people rediscover or watch it for…

  • The Skull

    The Skull

    ★★★

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    #Hooptober8

    💀 NUMBER TWELVE 💀
    💀 EXTRA CREDIT 💀

    "The Skull" (1965)
    * dir: Freddie Francis
    * Horror / Supernatural / Poor Yorick's Revenge
    [ ★★★ / ★★★★★ ]

    - "You're a coward."
    - "Sometimes, it's better to be."

    Hey, Cushing and Lee again! Only this time it's Amicus, baby, so you just know I'm gonna dig it!

    And, what do you know, I did! Well, for the most part...

    "The Skull" is a surprisingly patient little motion picture,…