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201 : A Film Odyssey

This all started after I read Empire magazine back in March 2006.

Inside was a definitive list of the 201 best films of all time, as voted for by the magazine and it's readers. Included in the list were all kinds of films I would never normally watch. So as a keen film watcher, I thought to myself it might be a good idea to try and watch all the films in order and record my thoughts, and at the end of it, see how close the list was to my 201 best films.

This project will be much better if you could comment on these films and my reviews, so please, please, please get involved, just click on the comments text at the bottom of each review.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

185 ... Dirty Harry

185 ... Dirty Harry

Great cop film that's stood the test of time, Clint Eastwood is brilliant as Dirty Harry.

"I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking "did he fire six shots or only five?" Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"

AFO (A Film Odyssey) rating 8

So good I've watched them all..

Magnum Force ... This first sequel to Dirty Harry is different but just as good as the original in my opinion - "A man's got to know his limitations".  8

Links .... IMDB (7.8), Wikipedia


186 ... The Birds

186 ... The Birds

Had I seen it?  No!

This film has aged a lot, and it struggled to hold my attention all the way through.

There are some parts of the film that seem familiar, probably because they were original and have been reused in more modern horrors, which is a compliment to this film.

I've probably been spoiled by too many modern horrors?

AFO (A Film Odyssey) rating 6
Links ... IMDBb (7.8),   Wikipedia

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