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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

The Bond Legacy

Nick Rogers, Joe Shearer and Christopher Lloyd discuss the James Bond cinematic legacy as “Skyfall” lands in theaters. 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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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Licence to Kill”

Timothy Dalton didn’t have much time to probe 007’s psyche. But the small things add up to a bigger accomplishment than is usually acknowledged. Continue reading

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