Tag Archives: Sam Mendes

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’ĂȘtre. Spectre doesn’t rescue Bond from being that talisman for a ludicrously fictionalised masculinity but it does […]

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 […]