Probably the best Connery Bond - and one of the best Bonds period - an improvement over Dr. No with several finely crafted set-pieces, fitting into the formula whilst providing a template for it - the extended train set-piece is easily a highlight, as is the suitcase gadget - and the threatening villain of From Russia with Love, who proves to be more than a formidable adversary for Bond.
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The Last Duel wasn't for me - overlong, tedious and very well made but just very dull. Far too long, didn't justify its length (Rashomon accomplished the same thing on just such a shorter runtime and this brings nothing new to the table, it might as well have been a remake) and Ben Affleck looks like he's in a completely different movie and threw me out of it every time he showed up on…
Hoop-Tober 2015! (1/31)
"Now, this air shaft may work to our advantage. Here. It leads up to and comes out in the main airlock. All right, there's only one big opening along the way, we can cover that up, and then we... drive it into the airlock and zap it into outer space."
And yet another classic movie that I should have probably seen by now is ticked off my watchlist. Hot on the heels of the likes of Lost…
Well, that was something special. I'm really glad that I watched The Umbrellas of Cherbourg the day before because there are clear influences from that masterpiece on Damien Chazelle. Together these two movies have made me far more invested in musicals than I was previously, with Bugsy Malone being another highlight but beyond that the list starts to get a bit thinner.
Here La La Land follows on two people with big dreams. Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress…