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Nick’s 25 Best, 5 Worst and More of 2012

French actor. British spies. U.S. presidents. German dentist. Alaskan wolves. Indonesian thugs. Japanese chefs. Bengal tigers. It’s Nick’s best & worst of 2012. Continue reading

British Film Focus

Bond, Bilbo, breakthrough Irish comedians and a bold choice for “Les Miserables” highlight Zoe’s look at cinema from across the pond. Continue reading

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: Unofficial Bonds and Official Rankings

Nick’s weekly recap of the Bond films ends with the unofficial 007 movies and rankings of Bond’s official lovers, villains, songs and movies, including Skyfall. Continue reading

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Skyfall

Blending the scope and fury of Daniel Craig’s Bond with the intimacy of the stage, “Skyfall” cohesively reshuffles the 007 deck both with a tipped cap to tradition and a clear eye on what’s next. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Quantum of Solace”

Often to the detriment of what makes Bond Bond, “Quantum” doesn’t slow down for much. But when it does, it does so for the right reasons. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Casino Royale” (2006)

By the end of this grand, bold reinvention, we know the soul, the complexity and the exciting potential in Craig’s characterization of Bond going forward. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Die Another Day”

A rocket ride that tests the threshold of craziness and coherence, emerges a top-10 Bond and is the likely swan song of gadget-driven, gee-whiz, what-if 007s. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The World is Not Enough”

With a bait-and-switch on a badass villain, an obvious central twist and whatever it is that Denise Richards is doing, this is the second-worst Bond film ever. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Tomorrow Never Dies”

In his continuing retrospective of all the official James Bond films, Nick Rogers looks into the future with “Tomorrow Never Dies.” Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “GoldenEye”

Whither James Bond after a six-year hiatus? Back, with far more authority and accomplishment than expected to assert his value in the new world order. Continue reading

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