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 …