Man From UNCLE is stylish but hardly likely to shake up Bond

3 Stars (3 / 5)

 

The second blockbuster based on a ‘60s spy series to hit this summer, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. provides a stylish jaunt back to the Cold War.

Following a red-tinted title sequence that provides a potted history of recent U.S-Russia relations, we find ourselves in 1963.…

With The Greater Good, Spooks makes a leap to the big screen and stumbles

2 Stars (2 / 5)

 

When is the time to let TV go?

Some shows run out the clock, reaching their natural conclusion, however unsatisfactorily (see: Lost). Others are wrenched away from us before they seem to achieve their full potential (see: Firefly).…

The Equalizer is a fairly brutal middle-of-the-road actioner

2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

 

The major issue that almost every attempt to adapt beloved ‘80s TV franchises to the big screen is tone.

Michael Mann’s Miami Vice might have had cigarette boats and more suit jacket-t-shirt combos than you can shake a brick (of coke) at, but, amidst all the neo-noir stylings, it lost it sense of cool.…