Film review – Grimsby

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GRIMSBY Low-brow comedy caper about a work-shy northern chav and his long-lost brother, re-united after 28 years to discover they’ve led very different lives. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson and Penelope Cruz. International espionage has long been a comedic … Continue reading

Film Review – Bridge Of Spies

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BRIDGE OF SPIES Cold war prisoner exchange drama set in East Berlin, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Stephen Spielberg. As one of the biggest movie stars in the world, Tom Hanks can pick and choose both when he wants … Continue reading

Film review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Cold war espionage thriller, rebooting the hit 60s TV show. Directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander.  Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. We have a curious affection for history in … Continue reading

Film review – Spy

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SPY Espionage comedy spoof from the creators of Bridesmaids and The Heat, starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham. In a story that could well have been from a Bond, Bourne or Bauer thriller, Spy focuses on a madman with … Continue reading

Film review – Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good Gritty British espionage thriller, starring Peter Firth and Kit Harrington. Unless you’ve been living on a desert island for the last ten years, you’ll probably be aware of the hit series, Spooks, which might perhaps best … Continue reading

Film review – Child 44

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CHILD 44 Post-war espionage thriller set in Stalin’s pre-KGB Soviet Union, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman and Paddy Considine. Based on the award-winning novel by Tom Rob Smith and produced by Ridley Scott, Child 44 is a brutal post-war thriller but … Continue reading