Django Unchained (dir. Quentin Tarantino, 2012)
Score: 7+ to 7½ out of 10.
Skyfall (dir. Sam Mendes, 2012)
“[T]his is a high point in the Bond film series because the movie is quite a bit better than most Bond films, it’s fun—if you don’t use your brain for thought, it looks outstanding, and it tried to do something different with the character, even though it can’t necessarily be considered a success. This is also a low point in the Bond film series because this is not even a Bond movie. It’s just a stupid, normal, routine, stock, typical, familiar, common action thriller with a lead character who happens to be named James Bond, carries James Bond’s gun, and drives James Bond’s car.”