Category Archives: 2021

One Great Shot: Spectre (2015)

Preamble Truth be told, choosing Spectre’s one great shot took a while. That’s not a slight on the film, but an illustration of how tricky choosing one image to talk about is. But much like the shots from Casino Royale … Continue reading

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One Great Shot: Skyfall (2012)

Preamble To quote Gandalf from The Return of the King, “We come to it at last.” Skyfall is my favourite James Bond film for many reasons. One of them has to do with the shot under discussion. So, without further … Continue reading

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One Great Shot: Quantum of Solace (2008)

Preamble Is there a good shot in Quantum of Solace? Based on its reputation, you’d be inclined to say no. However, setting aside the mixed reception, odd title and the writer’s strike crippling the screenplay, there’s a shot worth discussing. … Continue reading

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One Great Shot: Casino Royale (2006)

Preamble With the release of No Time to Die around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to revive One Great Shot. As an excuse to build-up to Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond (aka 007), … Continue reading

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One Great Shot: The Last Jedi (2017)

Preamble One great shot is a monthly (hopefully) series of blog posts, dedicated to briefly discussing a striking single shot. I think of the shot in question as a painting in a gallery that I’m commenting on. It’s essentially a … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

Preamble Venom was a B-movie bore that was occasionally woken up by Tom Hardy’s central performance. It was the kind of work that had the same daring and go for broke quality that many of the performances in Tim Burton’s … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: Dune Trailer 2 (2021)

Preamble Just in time for the UK’s hot and humid Summer, a second trailer for Dune comes to wipe away the sweat. Complementing a series of character posters and 10 minutes of footage debuting at IMAX screenings, the 3 minute … Continue reading

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Personal Tribute: Richard Donner

Preamble To quote Adele, “Hello, it’s me.” After over a month, I finally return, tumbling onto the blogging stage with the shuffling awkwardness of a turtle trying to get to the other side in a hurry. Bad jokes aside, I … Continue reading

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Review: Godzilla Vs. King Kong (2021)

Preamble Honestly speaking, I’ve treated this pandemic like I’m a soldier in a long unwinding trench. I’ve only focused on what’s in front of me as opposed to placing any expectations on finding an exit to the perpetual maze. However, … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: The Suicide Squad (2020)

Preamble DC Comics has been quite prominent recently with the release of Zack Snyder’s eagerly anticipated cut of Justice League. I saw it. While I enjoyed it immeasurably more than Joss Whedon’s tinkered 2017 version, I’m still not quite sure … Continue reading

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