Film review: SPECTRE, from ‘Built For Speed’

The last James Bond movie, Sam Mendes’ Skyfall was, for the most part, an exciting and clever re-imagining of Bond mythology that drew on both the Bourne movies and the Christopher Nolan’s Batman films for its visceral action, genuinely menacing villain and creepy noir atmosphere. It’s departure from the more frivolous and hedonistic style of the older Bond films didn’t

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Film review: SKYFALL, from Built For Speed

The plots of James Bond films are usually confusing to the point of being irrelevant and just an excuse for bond to go shagging and shooting his way around the globe. Skyfall has its fair share of bedroom gymnastics and killings but it also has greater psychological depth and emotional complexity than just about any Bond film as it forces

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