The Bear

The Bear: intense drama served up with heart

January 28, 2024 Jeremy 0

In the smorgasbord of television dramas, “The Bear” emerges as a flavoursome offering that’s both raw and refined, a hearty stew of dysfunctional found- and blood-family, gorgeous food, and the frenetic pace of the culinary world.

Brick: how did I miss this film?

January 22, 2013 Jeremy 1

Take the plot, dialogue and style of a 30s crime-noir, with a hard-nosed detective, a femme fatale, drug lords and enigmatic informants, and transpose it all to a modern-day High School.

Act of Valor: bang for your buck

May 11, 2012 Jeremy 0

Much like the Special Air Service during the London Iranian Embassy action (and the movie that followed, Who Dares Wins), the US Navy SEALs were fully exposed to the glare of publicity when they raided a compound in Pakistan and killed Osama Bin Laden. Now comes a film of the unit’s exploits, but with a twist: it stars actual, active duty, Navy SEALs.