Read a very interesting article about where to place Skyfall in the canon.
IMHO, those who rate it top 5 fail to see its deep flaws and dire aspects, far more than any but the worst four or five Bond films, so much so that these flaws ruin it as a piece of entertainment. It’s certainly not lower half – too lush for that, too varied, Xavier Bardem too good, obviously better than Quantum and yet not, at the same time.
Was looking through various lists from Empire to Forbes to Eon and we can be pretty sure which are up the top. In no particular order – FRWL, Goldfinger, Casino Royale, OHMSS [glad to see more people putting this top 5 now].
Then we get to Goldeneye, The Spy Who Loved Me, Dr. No, Thunderball, FYEO – that calibre of film and hard to know in which exact order to place them.…