SURVIVAL in the face of catastrophe is something which continues to fascinate Belfast film-maker Terry George, whose latest movie The Promise sheds new light on “the great unknown catastrophe of the 20th century”.
IF YOU wanted to show just a single, solitary piece of work to someone who'd never seen a Jackie Chan film in their life – a stand-alone movie encapsulating the man's genius for full-blown martial arts mayhem and old- school physical mugging – then Drunken Master would have to be the one.
SET during a tumultuous period when upper lips were kept jolly stiff and women on the home front actively served a bomb-ravaged nation pre-occupied with its role in the Second World War, Their Finest is based on Lissa Evans' novel Their Finest Hour And A Half.
THE madness that ensued at the culmination of the 89th Academy Awards, when Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope, is nothing compared to the haphazard plotting and direction of his first feature behind the camera since Bulworth in 1998.
THE latter Fast & Furious films offer a viewing experience akin to watching a big-screen feed of a frenetically paced hi-tech computer game to which recognisable Hollywood names and the odd rapper have lent their digital likenesses.