Tag Archives: James Bond

Skyfall Review

“Everybody needs a hobby.” “What’s yours?” “Resurrection.”

Rebooting something that carries the legendary status of the Bond franchise was always going to be a tough task, and Sam Mendes must be rewarded for his bravery in attempting such a feat. His approach is focussed on bridging the gap between the old and new aspects of Bond, bringing them together while also establishing a new direction for the franchise. Unfortunately his Bond debut and the twenty-third instalment is problematic from the off.

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The Art of Spying

As Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is one of the few films to depict the less glamorous lifestyle of a secret agent, I consider how contemporary cinema presents spies and analyse the directorial influence Tomas Alfredson has on his espionage thriller.

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