Not as funny as I remembered! Stanley Tucci is the star of the show, and bits of it are still very sharp, but I didn't find myself laughing out loud much. The best friend is a bloody nightmare! Better off without that one
At surface level, perfectly acceptable fare. Certainly leagues better than Spectre, which it is unexpectedly a direct sequel to. The plot is still very ropey and it's far too long but at least all the action is fun and crunchy. Lots of shooting people with silenced guns and flipping jeeps into next week.
Like all recent bonds it's very referential, constantly calling back to earlier movies, especially the traditionally less loved ones (Lazemby!) Being Daniel Craig's last it also does…
Watched a beautiful restoration with a mini doc at the end at MoMA in New York.
I'm no film expert, and it always takes about twenty minutes for me to settle into the rhythms of something made before, say, the 1970s or so. You often start out thinking this is just a series of vignettes without a clear through line, but what you're actually reacting to is your own impaitence. As the story comes into focus it becomes a lovely,…