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Johnny Depp’s MORTDECAI Was Never Given A Chance

Johnny Depp’s performances have become synonymous with silly costumes and even sillier accents. Both of these affectations are present and correct in Mortdecai but they add to the 2015 film’s overall general over-the-top tone. David [...]

October 21, 2020

Danger Man: Remembering Patrick McGoohan

In the 1960s Patrick McGoohan starred as John Drake in Danger Man, and then as Number 6 in Danger Man’s unofficial spin-off The Prisoner, a surreal but iconic show that has gone down in cult-legend despite only lasting seventeen episodes. The [...]

October 17, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Sidney Lumet’s THE OFFENCE

Back in 1972 Sean Connery wanted to get as far away from James Bond as he possibly could. He was lured back to the character for 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever but part of his (then) record-breaking payday was the stipulation that United Artists [...]

October 12, 2020

NO TIME TO DIE Delayed Again Until 2021

Just when it looked like No Time To Die was getting ready for a November release (after Billie Eilish’s music video dropped) comes news that the 25th James Bond film has now been delayed again…until 2 April 2021.  The COVID-19 pandemic [...]

October 3, 2020

Official Music Video For Billie Eilish’s NO TIME TO DIE

The marketing campaign for Daniel Craig’s final James Bond adventure, No Tim To Die is getting into full swing as it approaches its November opening. The first episode of The Official James Bond Podcast has already dropped – and now [...]

October 2, 2020

Notebook Reviews: LIVE AND LET DIE

Guy Hamilton – 1973 Live And Let Die is one of the best James Bond movies – and certainly the best (and first) of Roger Moore‘s run as Ian Fleming’s super spy. The story is a blast (if a little dated) and the set pieces make [...]

September 28, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE TAILOR OF PANAMA

John Boorman – 2001 John Boorman’s The Tailor of Panama is a fantastic black-comedy thriller which is based on the novel John le Carré. They don’t make enough films with this type of energy. Geoffrey Rush is great at the titular [...]

September 24, 2020

Look After Mr. Bond. See That Some Harm Comes To Him.

Michael Lonsdale, who played the James Bond villain Hugo Drax opposite Roger Moore in Moonraker has died at the age of 89. The well regarded actor worked with auteurs such as François Truffaut, Jacques Rivette and Alain Resnais. Lonsdale also had [...]

September 22, 2020

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