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No time to Change: Women in James Bond

The James Bond franchise is blessed with a rare quality: unrelenting popularity. Since its inception in 1962 with Dr. No starring Sean Connery, the movies have seen back-to-back box office hits, with little alteration from each movie to the next. 2021’s No Time to Die shocked movie-goers with an unpredictable ending, but what is most […]

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No Time To Die: Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ After 15 years, Daniel Craig ends his tenure as James Bond, and I can confidently say that not only does he buck the trend of an actor’s last Bond film being underwhelming, but he delivers his best performance to date. No Time To Die is a mix between two of Daniel Craig’s […]

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Sean Connery: the death of the archetypal 007

One of Edinburgh’s own men has passed away after seven decades of service to the people. Sir Sean Connery, aged ninety, passed away in his sleep on Halloween. A man who immortalised the phrase generation after generation came to love, the first one to utter the words: “Bond. James Bond.” Beloved by millions for the […]

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‘Spectre’ is little more than an orientalist cliché

In ‘Spectre’, James Bond is presented with a vitabiotic smoothie. “Do me a favour, throw that in the toilet – cut out the middle man” he quips. Cue laughs. James Bond does not like healthy green smoothies, nor does he like water. None of the recommended 8 glasses a day for him – instead, a […]