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Skyfall (review)

This is the sneaky cleverness of Skyfall: it is, at last, going to tell us why Bond still matters. It is not going to make it easy on itself, though, nosiree.

Edge of Darkness (review)

A suprisingly underpowered, plodding police procedural that thinks that holding back on ‘action’ makes it ‘serious’ even in the absence of anything substantial to take its place…

trailer break: ‘Edge of Darkness’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Crazy Mel Gibson is crazy. “Hangin’ on the cross or bangin’ in the nails”? *snort* Hey, not only did Martin Campbell direct Casino Royale, he also directed the 1985 British TV miniseries Edge of Darkness, of which this is a remake and — obviously — a truncation. … more…

Quantum of Solace (review)

We can only blame *Casino Royale.* The 2006 reboot of James Bond was so brilliant, so satisfying, so organically of the moment that it could only prove hard to top, and even hard to equal.