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JAMES BOND: THE ROAD TO DANIEL CRAIG
Part one of a two part series in honor of No Time to Die discussing Daniel Craig’s turn as 007 and how it fits into the larger legacy of cinema’s greatest spy, James Bond.
The Origin Story
James Bond was birthed by a former Naval Intelligence Division officer named Ian Fleming. Fleming, responsible for planning clandestine operations in Spain during the Second World War, wrote the spy’s debut novel, Casino Royale, from his…
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH: THE STORY OF A MAN WE NEED NOW MORE THAN EVER
Every child in America knows the name Martin Luther King. Most know the name Malcom X. Not nearly enough know the story of Chairman Fred Hampton, and that’s a damn shame. Judas and the Black Messiah can be the antidote not only to filling in an essential piece of American history, but the cure for what ails this country now more than ever.
IN DEFENSE OF... KING ARTHUR (2004)
Great movies are easy to love, and easy to talk about. But writing about them holds little interest for me. Instead, I like finding reasons to enjoy films that fall short – sometimes far short – of greatness. With that, let’s start with King Arthur, a 2004 misfire with an abundance of talent on both sides of the camera.
What is It?
King Arthur is one of those modern-day swords and sandals pictures that…
BANISH A FEW GOOD MEN
While listening to a recent episode of Final Review, I couldn’t help but ask myself the question “How many young men born in the late 60’s and early 70’s wound up becoming archeologists after seeing Raiders of the Lost Arc?”
While I can’t say I know the answer for sure, my guess is “not very many.” That’s because for as much as Harrison Ford redefines what it is to be the prototypical American male by…