In his book Bambi Vs. Godzilla, screenwriting legend David Mamet puts forward an argument as to why we watch so many lacklustre, big budget Hollywood films: one time we saw a really phenomenal one, and ever since then, we’ve been “chasing the dragon”.
Not that things have ever been smooth-sailing for Ireland’s divided religious communities, but apparently the early 1990s were a fairly unpleasant time. ‘Shadow Dancer’, an adaptation of author Tom Bradby’s novel of the same name, follows Colette McVeigh, IRA member and young mother, as she is swept into the inner workings of MI5’s league of [...]
Following the death of author Robert Ludlum in 2001, the Bourne series was left to Eric Van Lustbader to continue the tale. Rather than let sleeping dogs lie, the Hollywood machine has sought to carry on the cinematic legacy with an original spin-off tale, aptly titled ‘The Bourne Legacy’ though not related to Lustbader’s novel [...]