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225. Goldfinger (1964)

“No Mr Bond. I expect you to die”. Is there anyone who has not seen Goldfinger? James Bond is ordered to Miami Beach (why doesn’t my job send me there?) to spy on bullion dealer, Auric Goldfinger. Bond notices him … Continue reading

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223. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Gentleman thief Lupin has just escaped from a Monte Carlo casino with a suitcase full of cash. However he soon realises that the money is counterfeit, so he goes on a trip to the Duchy of Cagliostro, where he suspects … Continue reading

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192. Vertigo (1958)

Ah, now I’m on more familiar ground. I love Hitchcock movies and Vertigo is possibly one of favourites. I have seen it hundreds of times over the years and love all the intricacies in the seemingly simple plot (but actually … Continue reading

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172. The Ladykillers (1955)

A gang of robbers meet their match in little old lady Mrs Wilberforce, when the ringleader, a dubiously entitled ‘Professor’ Marcus rents a room from her. His four colleagues are welcomed into his room under the pretence of being members … Continue reading

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155. M (1931)

The opening scene of this German Expressionist film has children singing about a murderer and the black, foreboding tone is set from the start. A number of children have gone missing around Berlin, and posters warn people to be on … Continue reading

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144. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

A remake, of course, but such a vast improvement on the Sinatra/Rat Pack original, that it can hardly be seen as the same film. George Clooney is Danny Ocean, who has just been released from prison. In the meantime, his … Continue reading

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128. Rear Window (1954)

I seem to be having a phase of watching films from the golden age of Hitchcock. Along with North By Northwest, Vertigo and Psycho, Rear Window stands out as one of the greatest films he ever made. Whilst photographer James Stewart … Continue reading

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