RSS feed for James

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★

    While I was watching Hugh Jackman growl like an animal with blood over his face I wondered what the last 17 years of X-Men movies would be like if MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2 finished on schedule and Logan was played by Dougray Scott. Probably pretty different, eh?

    I really like and appreciate James Mangold's approach to LOGAN. The film has a great aesthetic and the right attitude (if a little heavy-handed at times). The scale is drawn back immensely from previous…

  • For Your Eyes Only

    For Your Eyes Only

    ★★★½

    In my heart of hearts, A VIEW TO A KILL is probably my favourite Moore Bond, but my brain says FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is his best. I mean, it is the "serious" one, with lots of low-key spy stuff and nothing too outlandish (plot-wise; this is the one where Blofeld gets dropped down a chimney and Bond fights a hockey team), plus some really solid performances; I always loved when Moore showed his tougher side because he used it…

Popular reviews

More
  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★★

    If your next big project involves the ransom of Doomsday weapons, the toppling of governments, or inciting World War III, be sure to use SPECTRE: The SPecial Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terror, Revenge, and Extortion. SPECTRE’s elite and highly-skilled agents use cutting-edge project-management principles to achieve the highest results, so you can maximize your stranglehold on on the world’s economy—on time and on budget.

    With a global presence and more than 50 years of violence and intimidation, SPECTRE is one of the world’s leading criminal organizations. To contact an agent near you, visit SPECTRE.com today. Remember to enter promo code Oberhauser1 to receive 15% off our services.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★

    Confused as it is ambitious, (the terribly-titled) BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is such a jam-packed mixed grab bag of ideas and images I find it hard not love on that level alone. True, there are huge lapses in logic, leaps to ridiculous conclusions and at least one groan-inducing plot point that would otherwise sink a film that didn't look this good. Say what you will about Snyder, he's a mythic image-maker. Yeah, it makes no sense for Superman…