Brad Bird’s first film was the brilliant science fiction animation The Iron Giant and Ratatouille shows that he is just getting better. It is marketed to children, but is so smart and multi-layered that it is most undoubtedly adult entertainment as well. This film really invokes all sorts of work, some light hearted like The […]
1) Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) – The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Hannibal Lecter is considered the greatest villain of them all in cinematic history. It is quite the achievement then that Clarice Starling was not lost in his shadow but instead became the greatest female hero to match him.
Just where do they get those top-secret agents from, the ones who do assassinations and the like? This film takes the question (and strips aside all our comfortable notions of security services being recruited from the highest order of society), to show us the fate of a guttersnipe who has managed to brutally and cleverly […]
Joy Division tells the interesting character story of Thomas, a young man who is currently on assignment in England during the Cold War working as a spy for a Russian agency. Using monologue and flash back techniques the movie unfolds Thomas’ life story of how his country, Germany, was ravaged by the war and how […]
As far as blockbuster action films go, I’m a bit of a pretentious tosser and tend to write them off as entertainment for inferior minds. However, there is such thing as an excellent action thriller, and the Bourne movies fall squarely into this category.
Die Hard fans rejoice! No longer do we have to put up with pseudo John McClanes, Bruce Willis is back as the real McCoy in Die Hard 4.0. The villain this time around is no corporate cool Alan Rickman or Simple Simon Jeremy Irons, but an unconvincing computer geek who feels slighted by the powers […]
This film is a real step towards Michael Moore’s former greatness. While Sicko does not come close to being as good as Roger and Me, it does represent a massive step up from the incoherent Fahrenheit 9/11. His return to form comes from his return to actually having a point to make, which is that […]
Breach is one of the smartest and most fascinating films to come out this year. Chris Cooper plays Robert Hanssen, purportedly the biggest spy in the history of US intelligence. His arrest in 2001, shown in the film’s opening sequence, provoked a media storm.
I love bio-pics! So consequently I was very excited about going to see this film. And for good reason; It has great Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd (apparently pronounced Yo-an Griffith), plus many other great British actors, rooms full of guys with funny wigs and the movie tells the story of how one man tried to […]