Bond, James Bond. Craig, Daniel Craig. And Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser, Bond's nemesis and the mastermind behind the current battle for world dominance in "Spectre," code name for an all-encompassing surveillance network. All this adds up to two and a half hours of high caliber, riotous action in the 24th in the Bond franchise. Need I say more?
Writer/director Wes Anderson has done it again. After starting off with peculiar films, such as "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums," he created that bliss of entertainment he called "Moonrise Kingdom" last year. Now, with Hugo Guinness, he has written a confectionary script that's a story within a story within etc.
England's enormously popular writer Charles Dickens (1812 to 1870) was also a multifaceted talent and a complex individual. In "The Invisible Woman" director Ralph Fiennes, who plays Dickens, shows just how busy and famous, visiting his lauded theatrical presentations and his mobbed public readings. But the film focuses on his secretive, 13-year affair with Ellen Ternan, called Nelly.
Bond, James Bond is celebrating 50 years and now, in the embodiment of the able Daniel Craig, Agent 007 has lost none of his cool panache and the film none of its entertaining appeal. The latest Bond escapade “Skyfall” focuses more on M and revenge by a betrayed agent.