Skyfall ★★★★★

You made such a bold entrance into our little drama. 
Did I over complicate the plot?
Who doesn’t appreciate the occasional twist, Mister...?
Bond. James Bond.

Thrilling action, suave moves, far-flung locations, and an occasional smirk along the way are all par for the course in a James Bond film. But in Skyfall, director Sam Mendes also brings an unforgettable villain, just the right amount of nostalgia, and some surprisingly emotional stakes along for the ride (in a silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5, natch).  It’s got a story that keeps chugging along, some of the best dialogue in the series, incredible cinematography, and impeccable performances all around. Might this be the perfect spy thriller?

Cary Fukunaga has some pretty big shoes to fill with No Time to Die. Here’s hoping an extra 7 months in post production can help Daniel Craig’s swan song come close to this absolute masterpiece. 

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