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  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★

    Perhaps this stands out more because I'm watching it after the stinker that was Die Another Day, but if you're going to refresh a franchise this is the way to do it. Daniel Craig remains one of the best casting decisions in recent history, and while there are still a few gadgets featured the action certainly doesn't lean on them as heavily as previous films. I also have to say that Mads Mikkelsen makes a great villain. Would watch again.

  • Die Another Day

    Die Another Day

    ★★

    Wow, this era of Bond really doesn't hold up.

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    A beautifully crafted film, with consideration in every shot and a kick-ass soundtrack. Winding Refn certainly earned his Best Director award at Cannes this year, helped greatly by the outstanding performances of Gosling and Mulligan. I'll definitely need to see this again, and while I'm not much a fan of ultra-violence I couldn't imagine it working any other way in this film.

  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★½

    BWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMP!

    So epic it hurts. I'm willing to gloss over the few plot questions it leaves and just be enveloped by the killer combo of Nolan & Zimmer (whose soundtrack, incidentally, makes *everything* feel epic if you put it on loud enough).