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Top 4 are interesting lesser seen films that need more love.
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  • Shot
  • Shakespeare or Bust
  • Mauvais Sang
  • Elephant

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  • Season of the Witch

    ★★★

  • Sorry...

    ★★½

  • Octopussy

    ★½

  • GoldenEye

    ★★★

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  • Season of the Witch

    Season of the Witch

    ★★★

    Julie Driscoll stars as a version of herself breaking free from the suburban constraints of her staid family and awful dad played by Glynn Edwards.

    This is like a tour of London during the weekend of Stones Hyde Park gig complete with Blind Faith in the park.

    Paul Nicholas and Robert Powell pop up as her travelling companions and flatmates but only Nicholas seems to be trying as Powell seems to be dead set on doing this project without actually…

  • Sorry...

    Sorry...

    ★★½

    Michael Crawford stands in for playwright Vaclav Havel in and his most famous treatise on his experiences under Czechoslovakia's Communist regime.

    The first play is a three-hander with Richardson, Walker and Crawford. The entirety of this involves Richardson and Walker trying to cajole, convince, seduce and bargain with Crawford their supposed alienated friend. When he refuses to make themselves feel better for their collaboration they get more and more desperate as the power balance in the room shifts.

    The second…

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★

    Could this be Hitchcock's most accessible picture? Everyone can relate to nosily watching the neighbours go about their business and speculating upon what they see. The fact that the humanity on screen is manipulated and controlled by Hitch is what makes Rear Window so special and the artificiality somehow perfectly reflects his autocratic director persona.

    Not much has changed in the interim and despite what the public think they know or witness, law enforcement tends to be reactive as opposed…

  • For Your Eyes Only

    For Your Eyes Only

    ★★★

    The one where the producers wanted to get back to the more mundane day-to-day business of the franchise after going into orbit in an attempt to steal some of Star Wars' thunder.

    Starting off by dropping Blofeld down a chimney is probably the most bizarre opening credits sequence of the franchise and once the actual plot kicks in we are firmly in Thunderball territory with underwater cities and people wearing scuba with little dove badges.

    This would have been the first time I had seen an octagonal pair of glasses on film or elsewhere.