Beautifully photographed by Roger Deakins, Skyfall takes a weary, damaged Bond and pits him against a charismatic lunatic. Craig, Bardem and Dench are superb and by the movie's end all the relevant characters previously missing from this era of Bond (Moneypenny, Q and a new M in a wooden panelled office) are in place.
Has the "villain getting caught on purpose" shtick been done to death? Absolutely. Come to think of it, his scheme is a little hokey if you…
After the passing of Wes Craven I decided to add a bunch of unseen films to my watchlist. After procuring a copy of The Fireworks Woman I dutifully read the synopsis and realised what I'd let myself in for...
Decently shot, scripted and performed porn that shows and tells a little more than your usual mid seventies sexploitation movie. It's as though Craven was shooting for Joe Sarno but hit something more taboo and male fantasy oriented instead.
I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.
Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…
Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.
So... Dr No. The…