Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder Director: Alfred Hitchcock https://youtu.be/GNCh_QEHhqQ Perhaps one of Hitchcocks lesser known movies, Sabotage is the story of a woman caught between her kind husband, the ring of spies he's involves with and the handsome detective trying to investigate. It has some great set peices, expecially a tense scene involving… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabotage (1936)
Starring: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max Von Sydow Director: Sydney Pollack Joe Turner (Redford), code named Condor, is a CIA analyst who comes in from lunch to find his entire unit killed. Up til now, his skills have involved reading widely from different sources, but now he finds himself thrust into the world… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Three Days Of The Condor (1975)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett Director: Christopher McQuarrie Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in this sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. He's joined by his IMF team in a race against time to stop a anarchic cell from creating a… Continue reading Preview: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Caleb Landry Jones Director: Doug Liman Barry Seal (Cruise) was a TWA pilot in the 1980's, who flew missions for the CIA into South America, and became involved in drug smuggling for the Medellin Cartel. He played a dangerous game of playing to two sides off each other… Continue reading American Made (2017)
In the world of spies and espionage, sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re the hunter or the prey and who’s spying on who. At least, that’s how it always goes in spy movies.
This one stars Noomi Rapace as Alice Racine, a CIA operative whose job is to “unlock” people, that is, get vital information and secrets out of them. Since a job she was assigned went wrong in Paris and innocent people were killed in a terrorist attack, she feels responsible and has taken on less risky work in London, but she is called back to the line of duty when she’s the only one who can help get important passwords from a suspected terrorist.
However, it all starts to unravel when she realises that the people she’s working for are not who she thought. Is there a leak in the CIA? Can she stop the terrorists from…
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Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains Director: Alfred Hitchcock Following her father's very public disgrace for his involvement with undesirables, Alicia (Bergman) descends into a wanton life of drinking and inappropriate romantic entanglements, until she meets Devlin (Grant). She starts to fall for him, but soon finds that he is recruiting her to work… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Notorious (1946)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard Director: Robert Zemeckis Part thriller, part romance, this film is the story of Max Vatan (Pitt), a Canadian Intelligence officer, and Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard), a beautiful French Resistance fighter, who meet during an assassination mission in Casablanca in 1942. Strangers playing the role of a married couple, they find themselves… Continue reading Preview: Allied (2016)
Starring: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles Director: Paul Greengrass I must have seen the three Bourne films about a million times. I'm not sure what about them get to me so much. I know it's partly to do with Damon as Bourne (I never bothered with the Jeremy Renner… Continue reading Jason Bourne (2016)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda Director: Stephen Spielberg James Donovan (Hanks) is an insurance lawyer tasked with defending a captured Communist spy, Rudolf Abel (Rylance), a job that nobody wants to touch. In his honest way, he expects the trial to be carried out in a just manner, and when it is not,… Continue reading Bridge of Spies (2015)
Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, John Hurt, Beneditch Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy Director: Tomas Alfredson British spy movie, set in the cold war and based on the best selling novel by Le Carré, in which a retired member of the Secret Service elite is tasked with investigating a possible double agent in the top… Continue reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)