Creator. Writer. Idiot.
After watching John Glen's first Bond film in the director's chair, I vowed to watch his best one as soon as possible. Didn't expect it to be this soon, but I ain't complaining.
I think Dalton is my favourite man in the tux, but I'm honestly not sure if I can say why. The closest I can come to is that he manages to imbue the character with the grit of Craig, but he's the product of an era before…
In the summer of last year, I finally got into the Bond franchise, watching 14 of the (at the time) 24 films and mostly having a blast. What I haven't mentioned on LB is, between then and now, I've been watching these films whenever they come on TV (which is almost always). I was oblivious to this when I started the marathon, but it turns out that pretty much my entire family has their own history with the British secret…
Filmmaking is hard. You can craft every single detail however meticulously you like, but some idiot on the internet will find something negative to say about it. You can put your heart and soul into a project, but be ridiculed mercilessly by people who've probably never made a film before. Which is why AR Murugadoss, Rajinikanth, and the rest of the talented cast and crew behind Darbar have my deepest sympathy.
However, this must be one of the worst films…
An absolute masterpiece of marital paranoia and media mockery. A crime thriller with a deliciously dark but surprisingly humourous streak that keeps you guessing from beginning to end, anchored by two equally phenomenal performances from Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. The kind of movie that's so good throughout its runtime that you're worried constantly if the finale would measure up, only for it to be better than you could've possibly imagined. My new favourite Fincher film, and a good chance of being an all-time fave on rewatches.