I Just Missed Your Heart
A spy caper, revenge flick and modern fairytale all rolled into one, Hanna is a spiritual cousin to such espionage/hitman greats as The Professional or the Bourne trilogy only Hanna distinguishes itself through skillful, seamless direction and surreal set design replete with visually striking Grimm imagery. Saiorse Ronan of Atonement and The Lovely Bones plays the titular hero, a sort...
Diamonds Are Forever is a film so forgettable that, until the very last scene had played out, I had forgotten I had seen it in its entirety. Like any Bond film, the action and intrigue starts out strong with a mini-film of sorts before the opening credits. Connery is in fine form as 007 in no nonsense interrogation mode, running through the ranks demanding “Where’s...
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service gets a lot of crap. It is, by far, the most divisive Bond film ever to be released by EON Productions. Many feel, after five stellar outings featuring the iconic stylings of Sir Sean Connery, that George Lazenby was a terrible James Bond, so much so that he “ruined the film.” Others, such as Harry Knowles at Ain’t It Cool News, believe...
Source Code is a film that has been criminally unhyped so far in its short time in wide release (it’s already dropped to seventh at the box office after only two weeks). Allow me to remedy this situation: Source Code is the best movie I’ve seen so far in 2011. Now, it is best to go into this one unspoiled (if you’ve seen the ad campaign you already know too much) so I...
Julian Casablancas to New Musical Express, 8 December 2001: “I guess the basic idea behind the record was, well, we were like, ‘What’s going to be the new kind of cool music? I wonder if anything cool could still come out?’ We wanted to find out … So for our songs we almost pretend it’s not our song. That way we can say, ‘This is too bad, this is too...