Brexit: The Uncivil War

Dramatisation of one aspect of the Brexit “Leave” campaign, focussing on a tonsured Bandersnatch Phantybatch as charming person Dominic Cummings – it didn’t get great reviews in the press, but then we’ve had enough of experts, apparently. Whilst it was never going to capture “the truth” of it, I think …

Compliance

In 2019 this tale of peoples’ willingness to go along with instructions from authority figures seems near-impossible to swallow against the context of social-engineering-awareness which we live day to day in financial services careers. And yet it’s a dramatisation of a true story. Not an enjoyable film, and often it …

The Imitation Game

Engaging if sometimes historically questionable biographic drama about the life of Alan Turing and his time working at Bletchley Park cracking the ENIGMA code as used by the Germans in WW2. 👍👍 Overview Summary The Imitation Game (Friday 14th November, 2014) Release Date: Friday 14th November, 2014 Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira …

United 93

Biographical drama recreating one of the flights from the September 11 terrorist attack, notable in that it used little-known actors and not Tom Hanks.  Oddly compelling given that you already knew the outcome, and equally hard to fathom the fragmentation of information flow between emergency services in such a scenario… …

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Watching on an aircraft seat-back was undoubtably the wrong format for taking in this dramatic romance/biography about a man’s relationship with an American actress throughout their lives. In truth, the main reason I watched this was because I know the film’s producer through our whisky club connections, and I wanted …

Death Wish

Why’s Bruce Willis doing stuff like this?  I guess it pays the bills…  I haven’t seen the original Charles Bronson film this is a remake of, but it’s a sort of “one-man-gets-pushed-too-far-and-takes-justice-into-his-own-hands” affair which I suspect has been mined so many times since 1973 that this film loses any sense …