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Bond Blog: Spectre – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Sep 22, 2022 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

First published in March 2020. Following the triumph of Skyfall, the fourth Daniel Craig Bond was always going to have a hard time living...

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Bond Blog: Skyfall – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Sep 15, 2022 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

It was the bad luck of the James Bond series to always be in some kind of limbo. There were court cases, studio disputes, writers’...

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Bond Blog: Quantum of Solace – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Sep 8, 2022 in action, All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Quantum of Solace is one of my favourite Bond films. And I know that isn’t a popular opinion. On first watching it, I – along...

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Bond Blog: Casino Royale – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Sep 1, 2022 in action, All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

With the new James Bond film in 2006, it was necessary for the franchise not just to recast Bond but to some extent to reinvent him....

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Bond Blog: Die Another Day – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 25, 2022 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

One aspect of Pierce Brosnan’s tenure as James Bond is the variety behind the camera. Each of his four films had a different...

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Bond Blog: The World Is Not Enough – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 18, 2022 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 1 comment

Writing Bond Blog has given me some genuine revelations. Watching the films in sequence, you can see the developments and the repetitions,...

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Bond Blog: Tomorrow Never Dies – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 11, 2022 in action, All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

On leaving the cinema after GoldenEye, I was very ready to see another Bronson Bond and so too were the studio and undoubtedly Brosnan...

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Bond Blog: GoldenEye – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 4, 2022 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

When GoldenEye came out six years after License to Kill, it felt as if the Bond franchise needed fresh blood. There was the U2-penned Bond...

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Bond Blog: Licence To Kill – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 28, 2022 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

One of the happier results of this Bond Blog is that I’ve had the opportunity to totally reassess the Timothy Dalton Bonds. I saw...

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Bond Blog: The Living Daylights – A James Bond Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 21, 2022 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 3 comments

At this stage of the franchise, a reinvention was needed. Roger Moore had taken 007 into a tried and tested template of comedy action...

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