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His Girl Friday (1940)
Director: Howard Hawks
Rat-a-tat-tat romance as Cary Gary and Rosalind Russell trade come-ons and put-downs at an extraordinary screwball pace, for a film as fresh now as it was ó wow ó 68 years ago Read Review

Casino Royale (2006)
Director: Martin Campbell
The ballsiest make-over any saga has ever undergone, this goes back to Bondís beginnings, finding previously skimped Ian Fleming elements, and fits the hero into a modern, post-Jason Bourne world. Read Review

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Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
Director: David Lean
Leanís monumental epic remains a triumph of repeated discovery. Its dark, complicated heart will confound and inspire you everytime. Read Review

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La Dolce Vita (1960)
Director: Federico Fellini
Marcello Mastroianni looks better in sunglasses than anyone else ever and Anita Ekberg wades in a fountain in a spectacular evening dress, embodying the decadence Fellini so enjoys condemning. Read Review

The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Director: Peter Jackson
The tricky middle one, this carries forward the story briskly towards the rousing battle of Helmís Deep, and brings on the mo-capped Andy Serkis Gollum, a major advance in CG characters (bye-bye Jar Jar). Read Review

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