Biopic, Film Reviews, LFF 2021

REVIEW: Belfast (LFF 2021)

Kenneth Branagh has been an acclaimed stage and screen actor for over three decades but his directorial efforts have been much more hit and miss. However, he has remarkably directed 21 films and while the early stretch, which consisted of several Shakespeare adaptations earned strong…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Duke (2022)

The late Roger Michell had an eclectic career across cinema and theatre. He was responsible for some of the best-loved British films of the past three decades including Notting Hill and Le-Weekend. His final film The Duke, which originally premiered at 2020’s Venice Film Festival,…

TV Reviews

REVIEW: The Wheel Of Time (Episode 8)

The Wheel of Time’s first series reaches its conclusion with The Eye of The World, and it’s fair to say this show has not quite reached the heights of the very best fantasy series. However, it has admirably condensed the lore of Robert Jordan’s epic…

TV Reviews

REVIEW: The Wheel Of Time (Episode 7)

The Dark Along the Ways As The Wheel of Time gears up for the finale of its first series, the latest episode, The Dark Along the Ways continues the slower pace of the previous episode. It doesn’t start off in slow fashion however, opening with one of the…

TV Reviews

REVIEW: The Wheel Of Time (Episode 6)

The Flame of Tar Valon  In what has been an action packed and fast paced opening five episodes to The Wheel Of Time, the sixth episode, The Flame of Tar Valon, sees a slower-paced and more character driven episode. Our heroes have finally reached the White…

Blu-Ray and DVD, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

There have been numerous adaptations of John le Carré novels over the years, from 1965’s The Spy Who Came In From The Cold starring Richard Burton, to 2005’s The Constant Gardner starring Ralph Fiennes. One of his best-loved works is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, adapted famously as a miniseries…

TV Reviews

REVIEW: The Wheel of Time (Episode 4)

After a promising first dive into the world of Robert Jordan’s epic series in the first three episodes, The Wheel Of Time begins to expand further in its fourth episode, The Dragon Reborn. Our heroes are separated, embarking on individual journeys towards the white tower in…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Wheel Of Time (Episode 1-3)

Amazon has invested heavily in its attempt at filling the void left by Game Of Thrones departure from our screens. In addition to the adaptation of the Outlander series of novels and their imminent journey to Middle Earth with the upcoming Lord Of The Rings…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Raindance

REVIEW: I’m Wanita (Raindance 2021)

Obscure music documentaries might not be for everyone but they can certainly help shine a light on the music and personalities of those involved. Searching For Sugarman earned rave reviews on its release in 2012. I’m Wanita which receives its European premiere at Raindance Film…

Apple TV+, Film Reviews, Sci-Fi

REVIEW: Finch (2021)

Tom Hanks is no stranger to being the sole focus of a film with Cast Away and this year’s News Of The World largely revolving around his star power and character being isolated. That is very much the case with Hanks’ latest film, which tells…

Drama, LFF 2021

REVIEW: Boiling Point (LFF 2021)

Christmas in a restaurant can be hell at the best of times, especially for staff,  easily being one of the busiest times of the year, add in a ferocious performance from Stephen Graham and a one-shot journey across the restaurant and you have quite the…

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