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Film Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)


Indeed, some patience would have been nice. The initial set-up in Adam Cozad and David Koepp’s screenplay is so rushed in getting to the point that the characters miss an opportunity to be fleshed out. However, in fairness, it’s a slick, rollicking popcorn movie with a far-fetched plot and a nice sense of humour, so probably best not to take it too seriously.

Film Review: North by Northwest (1959)


North by Northwest has recently been restored and is being showcased at the Astor Theatre in a 4K DCP (digital cinema package) print. Enhancing the original 1950s production values in its VistaVision wide aspect ratio, no other Hitchcock film was so extensively filmed on location.