For all of the (justifiable) bellyaching over Scorsese not having an Oscar, it's equally ridiculous that Altman was not honoured. Prairie Home Companion was a fittingly wonderful note to go out on. RIP, Robert Altman
"I don't know what is more disquieting -- the fact that the rest of the statue is missing, or that it has four toes."
I wasn't particularly partial to his work, especially the stuff that got major recognition (i.e., M*A*S*H*), but he was a significant voice in film history. I did enjoy McCabe and Mrs. Miller, mostly because of his crazy inovative use of sound recording and mixing in it.
By the end of the second act (the end of the action in London), I was already ranking it among my top Bond films. It was paced so well that I had no idea we still had an entire 3rd act. Speaking of which...my god. What a glorious third act it was.