Hello to Jason Isaacs.
I really enjoyed this exhaustive tour of the folk horror uhhh genre(?) and my watch list just got about 100 new entries. Not only does it cover pretty much every film in the genre, but it also sells them really well too, you know? If you think it’s easy to take a clip of a film and make it look good, I could point you to any one of the thousand self-serious YouTube film essay bums who are examples of…
I fucking LOVE this film. It's my ultimate comfort film.
There's a bit, a plot point, where Mary McDonnell was pretending to be hooked up with Stephen Tobolowsky on a computer date to get his office access card and his voice print and stuff and she gets stung. Except they make it look like she's not stung. And then, being a pro grifter, she goes "This is the last computer date I go on" and Ben Kingsley mafia-hacker goes…
If Casino Royale was a post-Bourne Bond, then Skyfall is most certainly a post-Tinker Tailor Bond. For a modern blockbuster, the pace is positively glacial, and for the first time in years, we see Bond engage in actual spycraft. This is a welcome relief to the exhausting parkour and shooting that so dominated the previous films.
What's not so welcome, though, is the fact that Sam Mendes has delivered an origin story not for the modern, 21st century Bond, but…