Scene by Scene: SKYFALL Pt IV – ‘Enjoying Death’

As we close in on No Time to Die, and the final Daniel Craig-era James Bond movie, I’m going to take a scene by scene look back in the next couple of months at Sam Mendes’ 2012 Bond mega hit, Skyfall… Death stalks James Bond through life at every turn so it is no real surprise thatContinue reading “Scene by Scene: SKYFALL Pt IV – ‘Enjoying Death’”

Scene by Scene: SKYFALL Pt III – ‘Retirement Planning’

As we close in on No Time to Die, and the final Daniel Craig-era James Bond movie, I’m going to take a scene by scene look back in the next couple of months at Sam Mendes’ 2012 Bond mega hit, Skyfall… After the thrill ride of the pre-titles sequence and the subsequent barrage of avant garde imageryContinue reading “Scene by Scene: SKYFALL Pt III – ‘Retirement Planning’”

Scene by Scene: SKYFALL Pt II – ‘Let the Sky Fall’

As we close in on No Time to Die, and the final Daniel Craig-era James Bond movie, I’m going to take a scene by scene look back in the next couple of months at Sam Mendes’ 2012 Bond mega hit, Skyfall… What’s your favourite James Bond credits sequence? If your answer is Skyfall, it would be nothingContinue reading “Scene by Scene: SKYFALL Pt II – ‘Let the Sky Fall’”

Scene by Scene: STAR TREK: NEMESIS Part X – ‘Blue Skies’

As Star Trek: Picard begins, with the return of The Next Generation era, I’m going to take a scene by scene look back in the next couple of months about the tenth Star Trek film, Stuart Baird’s Nemesis, from 2002… For such a relentlessly dark film, Star Trek: Nemesis ends on a bittersweet note of hope, but one that feels false. ItContinue reading “Scene by Scene: STAR TREK: NEMESIS Part X – ‘Blue Skies’”

Scene by Scene: STAR TREK: NEMESIS Pt VII – ‘The Echo Over the Voice’

As Star Trek: Picard begins, with the return of The Next Generation era, I’m going to take a scene by scene look back in the next couple of months about the tenth Star Trek film, Stuart Baird’s Nemesis, from 2002… The final few scenes of, roughly, the second and middle act of Star Trek: Nemesis underpin many of the issues about StuartContinue reading “Scene by Scene: STAR TREK: NEMESIS Pt VII – ‘The Echo Over the Voice’”

Tony Talks #20: Cultural Conversation Strikes Back!

Friends! Readers! Countrymen! You may have noticed that around a month or so ago, I said I was saying goodbye to WordPress for a site called Substack – some of you may well have followed me over there (thanks if you did). It didn’t, however, quite work out. Substack is great. I was really impressedContinue reading “Tony Talks #20: Cultural Conversation Strikes Back!”