James does the character a fair tribute. This film succeeds largely due to her great impression of Streep’s original interpretation. Like the best retracings of characters, though, she paints enough outside the lines so we get to enjoy some amount of growth, even if we know where her story leads. Lily James deserves better than a sequel like this, even if she helps to elevate it to an above average film.
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Bond is 50, and he gets younger all the time. After a solid start with Sean Connery in the ’60’s and a flirtation with model George Lazenby, and then back […]
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