James Bond 007: The Sean Connery Era

"Bond. James Bond." And so goes the classic line. Sean Connery was the first actor to play Bond in the long-running film series, and, for many, he's never been bettered. On November 9, 2012, the 23rd EON Production of a James Bond picture is released, entitled Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig in his third outing as…Read More

Argo review

Directed by Ben AffleckWritten by Chris Terrio from a Joshuah Bearman article in Wired MagazineThis is a story I'm familiar with. My folks were in the Canadian diplomatic corps, so Canadian Ambassador to Iran in 1979, Ken Taylor, was something of a big deal in Dad's business. Taylor and his wife, Pat, helped get six…Read More

Blade Runner locations: My Los Angeles Visit

2nd Street TunnelI'm back in Canada now, having spent four days in Los Angeles. I was just getting comfortable with driving those massive freeways before I had to go, managing the distances between destinations.As I mentioned, I really enjoyed the nights in LA. Something about the cosmopolitan nature of the city, the lights, the diversity…Read More

50 Years of James Bond 007

Fifty years ago (yesterday) Dr. No opened in cinemas, and movies were never quite the same. That was years before I born: James Bond has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents enjoyed the movies and they let me watch anything they were watching. It's kind of funny…Read More

The Master review

Written and directed by Paul Thomas AndersonThe release of a PT Anderson movie is an event, every single time. Every one since his first, Hard Eight; Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love and There Will Be Blood. With this collection, Anderson can stake a claim as the finest American filmmaker working today.So, what to make of his…Read More