Beloved director of Top Gun and Man on Fire Tony Scott’s death in August ruled as suicide by L.A. County Coroner
Hollywood is in mourning for prolific British filmmaker Tony Scott, who died this weekend after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles. Aged just 68, the multi-talented director left us with plenty of amazing films to sink our teeth into. We’ve decided to pay our respects, Best For Film style, with a Top 10 list…
The English-language debut of Swedish thriller director Daniel Espinosa is a “high-octane”, “intense”, “no holds barred” (delete as appropriate) maelstrom of secrets, spies and badly edited fight scenes. The cast is fine and it’s always nice to go back to South Africa (fokken prawns!), but surely we’ve outgrown two hour gunfights interspersed with trash talk?
‘This is a film about a runaway train.’ The previous sentence is true, but it completely fails to capture the essential magnificence of Unstoppable so we’re going to try another sentence. ‘This is a film directed by Tony ‘Top Gun’ Scott in which Malcolm X and James T Kirk have to drive a train 80mph – in reverse – in order to chase down a half-mile long locomotive missile before it mashes an entire city.’ Yeah, that’s more like it.