I just caught Spectre. (Yes, it’s been over a month, but I’ve had things to do.) I’d place it in the middle of the 007 pack, in the territory occupied by Live and Let Die, You Only Live Twice, and Tomorrow Never Dies. That’s not bad. Bond movies are like pizza: they have to be Dominoes-in-the-1990s level awful to… Continue reading A Quick, Tardy Note About SPECTRE
The 3 Ridiculous Things… series I’ve been working on at the MMIP Riffs channel is mostly about films that I give the side eye to, but this time I went after a movie that I, on balance, like. That would be 2006’s Casino Royale. Enjoy.
Warning: Here be spoilers. Let’s get obligatory stuff out of the way first. Contra the blurbsters, Skyfall is not the best Bond movie ever made. At 145 minutes, Skyfall’s pacing gets baggy at times. (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, a comparable picture that runs 133 minutes, feels tighter.) And when the gamekeeper uses his flashlight to guide M… Continue reading Skyfall