Shiny Shelf
By Stephen Lavington on 30 April 2010 3 COMMENTS

I’ve written before of the importance of timing to political comedies. ‘The Ghost’ goes to show that the same can hold true of political thrillers.
When published in 2007, Robert Harris’ ‘The Ghost’ still had topical punch. Tony Blair had just stood down after 6 years of Iraq, Afghanistan and post-September 11 intelligence and torture controversies.
Harris’ [...]

By Eddie Robson on 08 November 2002 Comments Off

I’m sure that any Bond geeks have assumed that I’ve put these two together because the 1999 film derives its title from the 1969 one. However, that’s not the case at all.

By Mark Clapham on 07 November 2002 Comments Off

A mature Bond film? You may well ask what the point would be. James Bond is, after all, a superhero of sorts, and therefore a fantasy figure straight from the depths of the male adolescent psyche…