I am a huge James Bond fan even if I don’t love every James Bond movie. Casino Royale was amazing and then Quantum of Solace came in and stunk up the place. Then we were given Skyfall, an amazing movie and my favorite Bond film of all time. So to have the entire creative team come back for SPECTRE made me incredibly excited.
Life got in the way of me seeing SPECTRE for far too long. This is the first Bond film I didn’t see on opening night since the 90s. But I finally did get to see it and I have to say, the mediocre reviews and sup-bar box office performance has me stumped because this is a fantastic James Bond movie. Here are 5 reasons why but be warned, they have some SPECTRE and Skyfall spoilers after the break.
Oh…my…God! The Oscars are my Superbowl so the day the nominations are announced is like the Conference Championship Games. I also enjoy the Superbowl because, living in Texas, it is a state law that you must love football. It’s anyone’s year but more and more it is looking like the Patriots are going to…wait a minute. I was talking about the Oscar nominations. Sorry. I get distracted sometimes! Ooohhhh… SQUIRREL!
Ah. Now we get to the cream of the crop! The ten best films of 2014! Hope you enjoyed your year of films as much as I did mine. This was a strong year for movies; both blockbuster and arthouse. While there wasn’t an all-time Hall of Fame entry (like Dark Knight or Godfather), we did have many 5 star worthy films. Any of these ten films would have been a worthy choice for #1, in fact many of them even flirted with the top spot during the year, but when the dust settled here was the final list.
Peter Hammond of Deadline.com poses the question, “Should there be 10 slots for the acting categories?” In all fairness to Mr. Hammond, who is quite astute in his assessment of the field, he does acknowledge that readers will come after him for his opinion. It almost makes me want to avoid criticizing him, as I appreciate self-awareness.