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
Here are my favourite thriller novels, TV series and films for 2017. I’m not a big reader or watcher, so I’m not selecting from a huge pool here, rather these stories captivated me and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Also, I also lean towards espionage and science fiction genres. TOP THREE CRIME BOOKS Fire and Forget, … Continue reading Top 3×3 Thriller Novels, TV Series and Films for 2017
The original Blade Runner was one of those films I vividly remember as a kid. It got me interested in a new kind of science fiction movie, very different to the Star Wars trilogy which was ‘the big thing’ of my generation. Blade Runner was gritty, dystopian, sexy and hardboiled. It spawned the generation of … Continue reading Film Review: Blade Runner 2049: Better than the Original?
How does the movie compare with the novel, and can one be better than the other?
After learning in advance that Han Solo died on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and that Kylo Ren was Hans’ son, I worked hard not to discover anything about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story until I saw it. Thankfully I did and it made the film the better for it. The verdict? I really … Continue reading Movie Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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
I am Pilgrim is an interesting addition to the spy thriller genre, in that it surprises often and shifts perceptions in what readers might expect from this kind of novel. Yes, there is action, intrigue, mystery and a global, political savviness staple to the genre. But there are also numerous backstories and subplots that bring … Continue reading Book Review: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
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