Live and Let Die, the eighth film in the series produced by Eon Productions and the first one with Roger Moore as James Bond is, unfortunately, one of the franchise’s worst entries.
Netflix delivers a pleasant surprise for indie film lovers with Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things. While the movie might be appealing to some, but also a little too overbearing for others, I’m Thinking of Ending Thing deviates from the standard Netflix formula and ends up being one of the most unique films we’ve seen on the platform so far.
Diamonds Are Forever is a barely watchable, poorly acted, dull, cheap mess of a movie that doesn’t even feel like a Bond movie with one of the worst villains in the history of cinema. Just skip it.
Tenet is a big, ambitious, complex, and original, but also overlong, boring, confusing, and exhausting narrative puzzle with a mediocre script and no character development. While you can’t deny craftsmanship on a technical level, Tenet is a movie you can’t engage emotionally. In the end, I just didn’t care about the characters or what’s happening in the movie.
In what’s been a very atypical year, it seems fitting for atypical movies to be released. Such is the case of Bill & Ted Face The Music, the final entry in the Bill & Ted trilogy. It has just the right amount of nostalgia to keep you interested if you were already a fan of the franchise but does very little to attract new fans or to stand as its own independent movie.
While Palms Springs is far from perfect, this rom-com with a “stuck in time loop” twist is a clever, funny, and well-written movie with two charming and likable leads that have real chemistry.
While not being the best or most popular entry in the series, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is one of the most faithful adaptations of source material and a solid Bond movie that tries a little more realistic and a different approach than his immediate predecessors, focusing more on telling an actual story instead on gadgets and action set pieces but unfortunately, a final result is a mixed bag.
You Only Live Twice is a standard Bond flick. You got a villain with a nefarious plan bigger than life, secret underground lair, exotic locations, over-the-top action and Bond seducing pretty women, although YOLT has some of the least interesting Bond girls. Not the best Bond movie but also not the worst in the series.
Greyhound is watchable but a very mediocre WWII action movie. With no character development and so-so action sequences, Greyhound doesn’t have much to offer. It feels like a TV movie made to watch on rainy Sunday when you don’t have anything better to do.
Slice Of Life is a solid short SF film set in a Blade Runner world. Made the old school way relying on miniatures and practical effects instead of the use of CGI, the final result is actually a very good looking movie that could put to shame much more expensive Hollywood movies. Unfortunately, Slice Of Life resembles Blade Runner only visually as it doesn’t tackle any of the themes covered in Blade Runner or its sequel.
Known for its pretty innovative and well-made underwater fight scene, the fourth 007 big-screen adventure is, unfortunately, an overlong, boring, and ridiculous action movie without memorable villains and with dull action sequences.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a typical Will Ferrell’s movie. Not all jokes hit the target and it’s a little overlong and predictable, but it is also a feel-good and entertaining comedy that has its moments.
The Old Guard is a silly and overlong B action movie that takes itself way too seriously with soap opera level material.
Goldfinger, third Connery’s Bond movie, improved on a formula from its predecessors, introduced all of the series trademarks and set a template for every future Bond movie. With a bigger budget than two previous movies in the Bond franchise, Goldfinger had it all. Best 007 movie with Sean Connery and one of the best in the series.
From Russia With Love is an improvement on every level from Dr. No. It was a first Bond film with the musical title sequence and featured the first appearances of Q and Blofeld. Although it had a bigger budget than Dr. No, From Russia With Love is more of a thrilling Cold War thriller than a big-budget action spectacle.