QUANTUM OF SOLACE
SEVEN, Saturday, 8.30pm, M ( 2008)
Reviving the grit and detachment that made Casino Royale the best James Bond film in many years, Daniel Craig ( left) returns in his second outing as the 00- agent. Director Marc Forster ( Monster’s Ball) seems intent on cramming as much as he can into this relatively short film, with Bond in pursuit of a villain ( Mathieu Amalric) who killed his lover. All of the elements of a good Bond film are present, but following Quantum of Solace can be a disorienting experience, from its choppy action sequences to its trivial storyline. Judi Dench puts in a fine turn as agency head M.