Reviews

Review: He Disagreed With Something That Ate Him

March 28th, 2019 by

Eoghan Lyng reviews a book looking at Timothy Dalton’s two outings as 007. Finally, someone gets the Timothy Dalton films. Through Cary Edwards’ monograph, readers are invited on a methodological study through the narratives, strengths, virtues and zeitgeists presented throughout the two Dalton films. Sharply written, sharply presented, sharply edited, it sharply delves into the […]

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Review: The Bluffer’s Guide to Bond

November 19th, 2015 by

Although not expecting much from this slender volume, it turns out to over-deliver. A handy pocket companion for all Bond fans. Buy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com. Back in the 1980s I once bought a Bluffer’s Guide. It was fun, but very superficial.  Short. It covered modern art, just a sentence or two for each […]

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Review: A Close Look at A View To A Kill

November 17th, 2015 by

By the time A View To A Kill was released in 1985 I was over 007. The last James Bond movie I’d seen on the big screen was For Your Eyes Only (1981) and by the time Octopussy came out two years later I decided to stick with the Connery films and the books. Available from […]

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A review of the 24th James Bond movie, SPECTRE

November 12th, 2015 by

The latest James Bond cinema outing, SPECTRE, has received almost universal critical acclaim, so I am taking my life in my hands by offering here a completely contrary view. I saw the film with my wife, yesterday; she very much enjoyed it – I thought it amongst the worst films I have seen. I say […]

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Review: Some classic Bond moments & dizzying action in SPECTRE

October 31st, 2015 by

After being bitterly disappointed by Skyfall I was hardly jumping with joy when it was announced that Sam Mendes was on board for another film. However, SPECTRE is a whole lot better. Although Mendes is undoubtedly a talented director, there were too many elements of Skyfall that I disliked. While individually I would probably have been […]

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Quantum of Solace reviews: roundup by the BBC

October 21st, 2008 by

In addition to its own review, in which Lizo Mzimba called it a “badder, better but not bigger”, the BBC has published a summary of Quantum of Solace reviews published by the UK media. On the whole all reviews are favourable, although they tend to agree that it is not as good as Casino Royale. […]

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Review: Casino Royale chips and card decks

May 2nd, 2007 by

The acquisition of a worldwide licence to provide a range of James Bond products by Cartamundi in 2002 saw the launch of several successful products based on images from the first 19 films. The company, which is the worldwide market leader in the production of playing, is based in Turnhout in Belgium and provides high […]

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