Simon Morris dives into three movies, all rather outside his usual specialist subjects.
Norman sees Richard Gere as the ultimate Jewish-American character, the fast-talking "fixer". Also featuring Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
The film version of Stephen Fry's novel The Hippopotamus tests your tolerance of Fry's particular style to its utmost.
And The Passion of Augustine requires some familiarity with nuns, Vatican 2 and Quebec's political Quiet Revolution of the early 1960s.