No Time to Die
Director: Cary Fukunaga
So here it is at last, the Bond movie that suffered more delays than fuel tankers to an English petrol station. Slated to open in April 2020, the film’s release was hijacked by the pandemic, then pushed back so publicly, you couldn’t help fear its eventual appearance might be a giant anticlimax. That No Time to Die defies the gloom – indeed, blows the bloody doors off – can be attributed partly to the wave of post-lockdown goodwill it surfs but mostly to the bang-up job the film-makers have done in terms of spectacle, energy, colour and rivet-popping excitements.