Back in 1997, “The Postman” – Kevin Costner’s grand American fairytale – seemed like a self-indulgent vanity project for its star/ director. I mean, who in their right mind would believe a story where 2013 America is laid waste by disease and destitution while a blowhard strongman promises to make the country great again, provided ..
Set at a time when humanity looked to the stars with hope rather than around the world with fear, “Hidden Figures” is an uplifting true-life drama set during the space race at the height of the cold war. It’s 1961 and NASA is lagging behind the Russians in the race to get a man into ..
Coming in to “Molly’s Game”, I had absolutely no awareness of the film or the true life events its based on, a rare enough occurrence these days but my ignorance quickly turned to bliss thanks to this polished production and an enthralling performance from Jessica Chastain. Molly Bloom, driven to succeed from a young age ..
Having been one of the relatively bright spots in the otherwise forgettable “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”, “3 Days To Kill” finds Kevin Costner back in the spy game, this time in a typically bonkers Luc Besson script and directed by lightweight action director extraordinaire McG (perhaps we should be grateful it’s not called “3 Days ..
Between this and last year’s “Self/Less”, you have to hope Ryan Reynolds has learned to never a borrower or a lender be, at least when it comes to his brain. When a CIA operative is killed in London, the agency brings in an experimental neuroscientist to try and recover their dead agent’s memories in the ..
Jack Ryan is arguably one of the great literary characters of the late 20th Century and his novelised adventures nearly rival the Bond novels in terms of creating an iconic fictional universe. Unfortunately, he has been less well served by the film adaptations than his British Secret Service counterpart. Ryan is not a womanising, hard ..