"Yeah, baby!" - Rosemary, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
What a boon it is to have a Bond film led by an actor who doesn't make you shake your head and sigh or look away in disgust every five minutes. Really liked Dalton! And not just because he isn't Moore (I think).
Always feels like a bit of a treat when one of these works as an actual film rather than just a string of jetsetting and setpieces that are barely tied together though some mumbled plot. And even better when the last half hour is James Bond looking down the camera lens and saying "I love the Mujahideen! And always will!"
I have a very bad memory, and that depresses me. When friends are talking about funny stories from their youth, I love hearing them, and always want to share my own. But I can't remember them. Sometimes people even tell me funny stories I played a vital role in. It's all news to me. "Did that happen?" I ask. They can't believe I don't remember. "Oh yeah, I remember now!" I lie. It's so bad that I've gotten to the…
Has there ever been a film less interested in making itself understandable to a wider audience than Char's Counterattack? Hell, even Gundam veterans are going to say "Huh?" several times in the first fifteen minutes alone. Without so much as a title card of text establishing what has come before, we're dropped straight into the conclusion of a series that never existed. The pacing is absolutely breakneck for the first... hour and a half? Not only are we on the…