It had been a while since I watched a film. Tonight I watched Collateral. It was a welcome return to the world of movies; Collateral is simply superb. The write-ups describe it as a ‘stylish thriller’ and I can’t describe ti more succinctly than that. Tom Cruise plays a wonderfully menacing villain and the city scenes of L.A. are mesmerising. Tension is broken by a few comic moments where nerves as well as humour produce laughter. Marvellously heart-thumping stuff and a cracking soundtrack too.