Casino Royale

Film, 2006

Rewatched 8 January 2017

“Yes. Considerably.”

This is the best one, isn’t it? No other Bond film comes close.

While some other entries in the series succeed on a sort of meta level of being good for a Bond film, this one dispenses with any rose-tinted glasses requirement. It’s the real deal.

The absurd poker gets a pass. One sympathises.