SIR - Sometimes, when thinking about the news, people ask themselves, “How did we get here?” It’s often a very pertinent question.

Where Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and terrorism are concerned, a new film with the double entendre title Vice goes some way to answering that question. It tells the story of George W Bush’s vice-president, Dick Cheney, with a lot of the plot covering the period after ‘9/11.’

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Cheney is played very convincingly by Christian Bale, who is virtually unrecognisable in this role. However, though it’s a black(ish) comedy, for me there was a lot more to wince at, in terms of the actions of the central characters! Highly recommended.

David Hornsby, West View Avenue, Wrose