Spy Flicks and Thrillers

Modesty Blaise

Modesty Blaise (1966)

Yeah…..I know….plenty of these around back in the day…and in retrospect it’s sometimes hard to separate spoof from serious when it comes to 60’s espionage flicks….far easier to sort out the good from the bad, the wheat from the chaff.

Billion Dollar Brain

Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Michael Caine back as Harry Palmer in Billion Dollar Brain, now a private detective, stumbling into a plot to change the Soviet Union through a ‘super’ computer.

The Ipcress File

The Ipcress File (1965)

Michael Caine stars as subordinate British agent Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File, the first of the three films he made in the role between 1965 and 1967.


Villain (1971)

While most of the cult British gangster flicks have been remade, reissued and generally run into the ground, one prime example has been left gathering dust in the archives – Villain. Strange, because, despite a couple of obvious flaws, this is up there with any of them.