Made

American Made (2017)

American Made first published by RealCrime Magazine American Made claims to be “based on a true story”, but the life and death of Adler ‘Barry’ Seal are mired in all manner of controversy and conspiracy theory. According to the film, he was a cigar-smuggling TWA pilot recruited by the CIA in 1978 first to fly reconnaissance…

Rogue Nation

Shadow-boxing in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION?

There’s a scene near the beginning of the latest Mission Impossible film, Rogue Nation, where Alec Baldwin’s CIA secretary/buzzkill Alan Hunley suggests to a committee that Tom Cruise’s protagonist Ethan Hunt is hunter and hunted rolled into one rogue agent – a fantasist who invents shadow villains to defeat so that he can always emerge seeming the hero. Ultimately,…