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  • The Man with the Golden Gun

    The Man with the Golden Gun

    ★★½

    The Man with the Golden Gun is a film, despite enjoying certain elements of it, that I find frustrating. It is a film that should be so much better than it actually is. This film has a plot that looks brilliant on paper. However, the execution of this plot just doesn't do it much justice. I find that the tone is all over the place. Nothing ever seems to gel. This is such a shame, especially since the first act…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers!

    A modern day example of "popcorn blockbuster" entertainment. The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble in the UK" is a film that gives you that same feeling that you get whenever you watch classic blockbuster. This is also a film that could have easily gone wrong. There had been attempts to bring the famed superhero team to the screen but they had never really worked out. I vividly remember seeing the trailers for this film airing on…

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  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★★★

    Live and Let Die is a Bond film that I have a real fondness for and I consider it to be amongst my very favourite films in the franchise. It is thoroughly entertaining and a complete blast. It can also be viewed as being an important film in the franchise as it needed to be successful for it to continue, especially in a post Sean Connery world, and it more than succeeded. With hindsight, it is easy to see how…

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    ★★★★½

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    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…