The Ipcress File ★★★★

Presented as such though it may have been, this never feels like an answer to Bond but more of a noir story, and I love that the implicit denial of authority isn't just a cheeky character trait but is completely baked in here. And Furie's shot selection is esoteric enough to make you wish he'd actually done a Bond film; so much here is in shadow or a frame in a frame, it's deliberately moddish and continuously surprising.