Ewan Gleadow

Review: Swimming with Men

Review: Swimming with Men

Rob Brydon (The Trip, Gavin and Stacey) is a hard-working actor and I’ve personally got a great deal of respect for his ability to flicker between comedy and drama so easily. If he’s able to do so with ease, then why does it feel like he’s not really trying with Swimming with Men?  Maybe it’s the plot, […]

 Angus Saul

Based On A True Story: Hollywood's Obsession With Real Events

Based On A True Story: Hollywood's Obsession With Real Events

Firstly, it’s important to note that “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events” are not protected terms. Filmmakers can slap those words over the opening credits like lost dog posters on lampposts. Doesn’t have to be true. American Hustle, for example. One or two of the events in the film happened – […]