1917 (****1/2) is never really gone

This film is exceptionally filmed and performed. It's a necessary reminder that war is for keeps and not at all glamorous, even if the effort is a beautiful effort to save 1600 lives.

Spectre (***1/2) is unfinished business, all the time

Spectre - 2015 Director Sam Mendes Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear Screenplay John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth The Daniel Craig era of James Bond films have been marked with a higher personal stake, more viciousness and aside from Dame Judy Dench's M, an entirely different cast … Continue reading Spectre (***1/2) is unfinished business, all the time

Skyfall has a gritty and majestic sweep

Skyfall - 2012 Directed by Sam Mendes Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan 50 years is a long time.  The distance from the first Bond film, Dr. No, and the legacy of the films of Daniel Craig may as well … Continue reading Skyfall has a gritty and majestic sweep