Tag Archives: Daniel Craig

November 12

Spectre – Another day, another Bond. (Film Review)

The whole Bond thing does have a longevity one can’t deny, but this is the first of the films that imagines humans exist around the agent with a licence to kill, beyond the fulfilment of his own reason d’être. Spectre doesn’t rescue Bond from being that talisman for a ludicrously fictionalised masculinity but it does […]

May 24

The Bourne Identity – Doug Liman and the start of something big. (Film review)

It was for a good reason it was supposed the Jason Bourne films might eventually become an American answer to the James Bond films. When Doug Liman’s The Bourne Identity first appeared on the big screens, we weren’t necessarily unfamiliar with the plotting, but the director of the successful Swingers in 1996 and Go in […]

November 30

Skyfall – how to do Bond for over 50 years (film review)

So what is it about James Bond? It’s difficult to ignore the stats. We’ve been in love with this misogynistic ‘blunt instrument’ for fifty years now. That beats any spotty teen wizard or teen vampire, any re-birthing of a Bourne, and any Batman, Superman, Spiderman style film and remake you can name. As if it’s […]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: David Fincher goes Hollywood on Sweden

It isn’t the downer it appears to be when I tell you the best part about this film is the opening credits. A nightmarish, amorphous vision in liquid monochrome, with an eardrum-frazzling score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. I was so excited by the opening credits I forgot i was a bit miffed that this film […]