Skyfall (2012)

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For all of the talk of Sam Mendes’ first James Bond movie — Skyfall — being a “substantial” Bond movie, its real strengths are aesthetic, not literary. This, the twenty-third movie about the hero if Ian Fleming’s spy novels, is typically predictable, full of been-there-done-that plot twists, and standard issue action-hero revelations.But genre pictures are all about the “how.” And Skyfall’s “how” is top-notch in several ways. … [Read more...]


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