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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Despite its crazy concepts and mad, spoofy originality, 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is a film so comfortable in its own shoes that you'd be forgiven for mistaking Sofia Boutella's metal legs for slippers, but then I suppose that's... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Spy (2015)

Spy (2015)

9 / 10
WHAT I LIKED: ‘Spy,’ – bizarrely the first film ever to go by that name - manages to bundle its brilliant cast and arguably messy story into one of the best-written and most entertaining comedies of the year. Yes, not only does this film get... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Connery's later Bonds focused more on the action, but this offering focuses far more on character. As a result, this is one of the most involving, layered and moving films in the series. We get a touching love story and an all-new, f... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: To bring in a new Bond, they shook up everything. Here we get something much more light-hearted and fun, but luckily this first Moore entry is more charming than silly. As a result, we see the benefit of it taking itself less serious... Read the full review »
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Se7en (1995)

Se7en (1995)

9 / 10
WHAT I LIKED: Pegged by many as the epitome of the thriller genre; 'Se7en' is a film that earns its status by gripping you tighter and leaving you more desperate to watch each and every situation unfold than virtually any other thriller. This is o... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: What's definitely most appealing about Marvel's 'Ant-Man,' is the high-concept creativity of its main growing and shrinking idea, as that unlocks the opportunity for some brilliantly charming set-pieces and some extremely effective c... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: The Russo Brothers' 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is a slightly different kind of Marvel movie to what we'd seen before it, as it aims for some higher territory by heavily drawing on political thrillers of the recent past - a... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: There's no getting away from the fact that 'Captain America: The First Avenger' is a pretty goofy superhero film with its stretched origin story about a little everyman becoming the muscly American Nazi-fighter in tight blue spandex,... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: This is hands down one of the best Bond stories of them all. It has a great relationship dynamic and a high-stakes story to match, making you truly care and bringing you to the edge of your seat throughout. This is exactly the kind o... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: 'The Matrix' is mostly a success because of its beautifully innovative thematic story, but it also works because all of that is delivered with an edge and creativity to engage a whole range of audiences. Yes with the Wachowskis' wond... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: 'Moonraker' is not only a classic because of it's extravagance, but also because it's one of the funnest films in the series. It might be ridiculous, but hey, watching James kick the hell out of bad guys and jet into space will make... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: The last act of 'For Your Eyes Only' is super engaging as it's one of those stories where everything comes together really nicely. We also get a fairly good villain and a slightly 'Spy Who Loved Me' style love interest, which is refr... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Brian De Palma's 'Mission: Impossible,' is a film that sees a Hollywood franchise formula born, and its approach is one that has largely been followed closely throughout the subsequent series simply because it all generally works ver... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: The second Mission: Impossible movie sees John Woo take the wheel from Brian De Palma, and on the one hand that means we get a very different visual style and some cheesy attempts at character development. Really though, it's still a... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Brad Bird's 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' is regarded by many as the film where this franchise entered its prime, and whilst I think JJ Abrams' third installment is still a far superior picture, it's hard to disagree that M... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: 'Octopussy' delicately, and rather excitingly sets up it's story really well thanks to plenty of exciting espionage elements and high stakes moments. It's rare when the first act is the most engaging, but it sure is here and this hel... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: 'From Russia With Love' is more so a thrilling espionage story than it is a classic Bond film as it enjoys taking its audience on a high-adrenaline edge-of-your-seat journey through the action and secrecy. Indeed by building on the a... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Like it's predecessor, 'A View to a Kill' has a build-up that largely works thanks to a great villain and high-stakes plot, not to mention a more 'on' than 'off' performance from Moore. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It does begin to get extrem... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: This film makes an attempt to add a bit of depth to Moore's Bond. Christopher Lee delivers an excellent performance too, and the whole experience is aided by a great plot that winds up to a very good final sequence WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE... Read the full review »