Wooderon’s Best Movies of 2017: #10 – #6

I didn’t see anywhere near as many movies in 2017 as I did the year prior.I don’t know, maybe I spent so much time in a cinema in 2016 that I burned myself out on the experience a little. I still endeavour to go back and see the things I’ve missed out on, but there is only so much time and Dunkirk is, what, like a 70 hour movie? It feels like that anyway.

Because I always seem to want to do this to myself, I end up getting my game lists polished off and posted on time and never manage to finish my movie one. So I’m going to split this one into two halves this time to get them out in a slightly more timely manner. And in case you couldn’t tell I’m especially burned out on writing intros to lists and I’m just padding this out as much as I can so there’s a decent amount of text before the line break.

Here’s numbers 10 to 6: Continue reading “Wooderon’s Best Movies of 2017: #10 – #6”

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My thoughts on: Spectre

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Following Skyfall was never going to be an easy job; it was a fantastic blend of the classic Bond tropes, but also a modern action movie that was very aware of its roots and made the most of making use of them. Spectre is a movie painted with the same brush, connecting it to the all of the previous Daniel Craig movies in what has been a psedeo-reboot for the franchise.

Skyfall very much felt like the status quo re-establishing movie, the one that tied itself up with a neat bow and set the franchise rolling again right where Casino Royale had jarred it away from. Spectre wants the best of both worlds, returning to some of the more well known Bond tropes while continuing to throw in the more modern┬ámentality of the world surrounding the character. Continue reading “My thoughts on: Spectre”