Tag Archives: Pierce Brosnan

A Brief History of Spy Movies: Part Three

THE LE CARRÉ ADAPTATIONS In the past two posts I review Harry Palmer movies and a dozen spy pictures from 1966 to 2006. This post is devoted to the film adaptations of the godfather of spy novels. Roger Ebert described John Le Carré’s novels as “chess problems in which one solution is elegant and all… Read More

A Brief History of Spy Movies: Part Two

40 YEARS OF SPY THRILLERS  In the first post I watched the Harry Palmer movies, and the third I look at the film adaptations of John Le Carré novels. Here's a cross-section of stellar—and not-so stellar—spy movies through the years. The Quiller Memorandum (1966) was directed by Michael Anderson, Harold Pinter wrote the screenplay based on… Read More

Now on Canadian Netflix — February 2019

Velvet Buzzsaw A deliciously trashy art world satire/horror from Dan Gilroy, the filmmaker behind Nightcrawler and Roman J. Israel. , a picture with a lot more of the edge and unease of the former rather than the prestige aspirations of the latter. It tells the story of a shallow, ambitious, group of nasties; the delightfully named Morf Vandewalt (another… Read More

Dom Hemingway review

Written and directed by Richard Shepard I had to take a look at Shepard's IMDB page to remind myself what else he's done, and the title that jumped out at me was The Matador. It had a plum role for Pierce Brosnan as a hit man, which served as a nice reinvention immediately following his stint… Read More

The World’s End review

Directed by Edgar WrightWritten by Wright and Simon PeggYou nerds know this: The World's End is the third and final film in Wright's Cornetto Trilogy, all made with buddies Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The thematic thread is pretty thin, but basically these three British guys grew up loving comic books, science fiction, comedy, horror… Read More

James Bond 007: The Pierce Brosnan Era

For years, Pierce Brosnan seemed a natural choice to carry the Walther PPK.The story is that he visited the set of For Your Eyes Only to see his wife Cassandra Harris, who was playing the Countess who is romanced by Roger Moore's James Bond. Producer "Cubby" Broccoli immediately considered the Irish-born actor for the next… Read More