We were first introduced to super spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) in the first Mission Impossible in 1996 (directed by Brian de Palma), and it represented a bit of a … Continue reading Mission Impossible Fallout: the best one yet?
‘No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.’ Nathaniel Hawthorne, … Continue reading Masks in movies: the weird, wacky and horrific
Spontaneously bursting into song, that’s what it’s all about. By ‘it’ I mean random and unexpected musical scenes in films. They are like little rays of cinematic sunshine. And, like … Continue reading Karaoke? Yeah baby!
Does Oblivion cut the futuristic mustard? Yes and no. The last Cruise sci-fi film I can recall that was any good was Minority Report (more a noir thriller, but anyway) … Continue reading Oblivion: Cruise, Kurylenko, Riseborough – an effective team?
After being impressed with Cruise’s performance in Jack Reacher recently it got me thinking. Is Cruise one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood? He surely must be, given his … Continue reading Top ten performances of Tom Cruise
There’s been so much talk of Cruise not being tall enough to fulfil the role of Lee Child’s man mountain creation Reacher, that many have lost sight of the fact … Continue reading Jack Reacher – Cruise brings the pain!