The sixth film in the successful Mission Impossible spy franchise led by arguably the best recognised actor in the industry, Tom Cruise, was a delight from start to finish. I’m not sure why I liked Mission Impossible Fallout so much, but I did. For a long time I never much went for Cruise’s movies, feeling … Continue reading Film Review: Mission Impossible Fallout exceeds expectations
How does the movie compare with the novel, and can one be better than the other?
I generally find John Le Carre film and television adaptations to be hit and miss, but in The Night Manager the world might just have been presented with the best Le Carre adaptation yet. The six part miniseries is the story of former British soldier, Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), working as the night manager for … Continue reading Miniseries Review: The Night Manager
With the release of SPECTRE as a downloadable movies, I thought I’d revisit the latest James Bond film with a review. Daniel Craig returns for his fourth outing as the world’s most popular spy. Arguably, Craig is also the world’s most popular actor ever to portray Secret British Agent 007 — he’s certainly made the … Continue reading Movie Review: SPECTRE
Being a long-time fan of the British television series Spooks, I was keen to see how it translated into the big screen format when the sequel movie, Spooks: The Greater Good, was released in May of this year. My problem was the movie never appeared in cinemas in Australia. I had to wait six months … Continue reading Movie Review: Spooks: The Greater Good
From the opening scene until the film’s harrowing conclusion, Sicario makes one wonder if we have walked into a horror flick rather than a spy thriller. One can’t help but feel an impending sense of doom, that an awful turn of events is about to transpire, in every scene of this gripping film. The deep, … Continue reading Movie review: Sicario
Primal: Origin and Primal: Unleashed are the first two novels from reasonably recent-to-the-scene thriller author, Jack Silkstone. Essentially these are special forces, action adventure tales in the vein of Chris Ryan or Andy McNab. Silkstone’s elite team bypasses the rigid directives issued by Western governments and their intelligence agencies hamstring their operatives on the ground … Continue reading Book Review: Primal Origin and Primal: Unleashed, by Jack Silkstone