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Jeff Bridges

‘Sound bite’ of the week

'There ought to be a special award for the best campaigners, the best public relations people.' Actor Jeff Bridges - nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2017 Oscars, for his role in Hell or High Water (2016) -…

Classic Cracker: TRON (1982)

Arguably a more enjoyable and entertaining movie experience nowadays than when it was first released, TRON has dated, certainly, but it has dated in a way that makes it even more stylish and, dare I say it, retro-cool. And it's maybe also a…

The Little Prince (2015)

Adapting The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s incredibly popular story first published in 1943, does not come without risk. Deciding to then launch it at the Cannes Film Festival in France, the home country of the beloved novella,…

Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (1974)

A comedy crime caper written and directed by Michael Cimino, Thunderbolt And Lightfoot is a bit of a strange beast, but also quite a delight. A light tone throughout allows the main players to have a lot of fun, even while (or even because)…

R.I.P.D. (2013)

Ryan Reynolds plays a cop named Nick who gets killed on the job. That's not a spoiler. Even if I hate a movie, and I didn't actually HATE this movie, I don't spoil things for others. No, Nick's death can be seen in both the trailer for…

The Contender (2000)

An interesting and well-acted movie, The Contender sadly lags behind other political films simply because it never really moves into the first gear that you expect it to. There's a very enjoyable finale, admittedly, but it still leaves the…

8 Million Ways to Die (1986)

On first glance and going purely off its synopsis, there appeared to be a lot going for 8 Million Ways to Die. Jeff Bridges as a washed up drunk of a cop who loses it all but gets a chance at redemption once he is immersed into a seedy LA…