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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “For Your Eyes Only”

After “Moonraker,” the franchise had nowhere to go but up. What a surprise to see some vision restored to the series, even if it’s sometimes far from 20/20. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Moonraker”

Of the bad Bond movies, “Moonraker” is truly a stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder. Continue reading

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The Raid: Redemption

A relentless, fist-pumping triumph of pure, unadulterated hand-to-hand combat, “The Raid: Redemption” is one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The Spy Who Loved Me”

In Roger Moore’s best Bond outing, 007 shows he still has the ol’ razzle-dazzle thanks to jaw-dropping stunts & his most formidable foe, and love interest, yet. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “The Man with the Golden Gun”

Save sexual impulses, Roger Moore never showed 007’s human side. But he comes closest in what’s otherwise a mediocre romp with a wonderfully malevolent villain. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Live and Let Die”

Roger Moore would have higher highs and lower lows. Still, “Live and Let Die” is a fine introduction to a 007 more prone to crack wise than crack heads. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Diamonds Are Forever”

“Diamonds” is less about Sean Connery’s grand finale and more about James Bond’s birth into the free-spirited 1970s. Fitfully amusing, but still small-time. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”

Neither unsung masterpiece nor unmitigated disaster, George Lazenby’s lone Bond outing is half terrible, half tremendous and awkward all the way to the end. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “You Only Live Twice”

After the turgid “Thunderball,” this stunner rights Bond’s ship with imaginative action, impeccable design and flourishes that bury the needle on coolness. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Goldfinger”

“Goldfinger” kills off some parts of 007 we’ve come to know so that others could live for most of the next 40 years … just the way America likes it. Continue reading

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