David Knight

David Knight

Fan of many things

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Dune
  • Death Becomes Her
  • The Big Lebowski

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  • You Only Live Twice

    ★★★½

  • Thunderball

    ★★★

  • Goldfinger

    ★★★★

  • From Russia with Love

    ★★★★½

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  • You Only Live Twice

    You Only Live Twice

    ★★★½

    This Is The Big One

    On a par with Thunderball in regards to lacking a consistent tone throughout, this could've been great but is let down by a very lackadaisical performance from Connery (he ultimately announced his retirement from the role before filming finished) & a slightly mis-cast Donald Pleasance - he comes across as too cordial instead of menacing

    It does however feature Little Nelly - one of my all-time favourite Q gadgets, a great score & haunting theme song

    Plus... A truly magnificent volcano set from Ken Adam - which apparently cost more than the entirety of Dr. No

  • Thunderball

    Thunderball

    ★★★

    I Think He Got The Point

    Always had a love hate relationship with this one, I admire that the producers tried something different in trying to merge a straight espionage plot of the first two movies with the epic feel of what they did with Goldfinger, but it doesn't succeed as well as it thinks due to being longer than it needs to be & with [albeit greatly executed] too much of the action taking place underwater - the way the…

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  • Monsters University

    Monsters University

    ★★★

    Just because someone says you don't belong somewhere
    Doesn't mean it's true

    Visually beautiful Pixar film about overcoming adversity that only really comes together in the final act

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    ★★★★½

    Although not as good as X2 this is still a brilliant melding of the two generations - even Jennifer Lawrence puts in a good performance

    The Rogue Cut is miles better BTW