Saturday, December 1st, 2012
The best piece of James Bond movie criticism I’ve read: “My favourite Bond film: You Only Live Twice” by Phelim O’Neill, at The Guardian film blog. Muscular, yet pitch-perfect, and deft with what to throw in from the film(s) to illustrate his compelling argument.
Monday, November 5th, 2012
James Bond and the Jews in The Forward. While the article itself is unfortunately flimsy — I could have done better myself — there’s some knowledgeable discussion in the comments.
Monday, October 29th, 2012
Finally, a clear-headed review of Skyfall over at FT: “New director Sam Mendes wants to combine a Bourne-like lack of quips and frippery with Christopher Nolan-ish solemnity and gigantism.” Why eschew what you view as your own franchise’s banalities only to take others’?
Sunday, August 5th, 2012
The Business of Bond. More interesting if you adjust for inflation; Thunderball was the most profitable, then Goldfinger, then Live and Let Die. Great little logos per film as well.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
The Bond movies tend to go downhill once you see henchmen in jumpsuits.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
Diamonds are Forever
Perhaps the weakest Fleming novel I’ve read. A lot of adjectives, some repetition, vivid set pieces (mud room, train) but flimsy.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
Saturday, October 18th, 2008
Thursday, May 15th, 2003
In the age of the global village James Bond is the chivalrous knight about town.