INTERVIEW: ‘Emma’ Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne

Alexandra Byrne is an Oscar winning costume designer, who has worked on Hamlet (1996), Elizabeth (1998), The Phantom of the Opera (2004) and Murder on the Orient Express (2017). She has also designed the costumes extensively within the MCU – including Thor (2011), The Avengers…

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TV REVIEW: The Crown Season 4 (2020)

This review describes episodes in some detail, so read at your own risk. Season Three brought a total aged-up recast to the jewell in the Netflix Crown, and although the new cast is almost faultless, the writing of that season did not do them justice….

Episodes, JumpCast

JumpCast: Episode 16 – Emma.

This week’s host Audrey is joined by Fiona and Erin to discuss Jane Austen adaptations and share their thoughts on the latest adaptation – Emma.  Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Podtail + Stitcher We would love to hear your feedback, so please let us know your thoughts on our…

Film Reviews, Romance

REVIEW: Emma. (2020)

After mid-90s and mid-2000s explosions in adaptations of Jane Austen novels, it feels like we’re over-due for another spate of films and TV shows based on the work of the world’s most famous female author. What we have had in recent years is adaptations of…


Boris, Bullingdon and The Riot Club

The Riot Club (directed by Lone Scherfig) is not my favourite film of the decade (although it is definitely in my Top 10) but I believe it is one of the most important films of the decade. Especially when viewed in a double-bill with a…

TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: The Crown Season 3 (2019)

After the popular and critical acclaim of the multi-Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning first two seasons of The Crown, the long-awaited Season 3 has a lot to live up to. With an aged-up complete change of cast, it was always going to take a…

Film Reviews, LFF 2019

REVIEW: Hope Gap (London Film Festival 2019)

“A couple’s visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.”   Rating: ★★★½   Directed by: William Nicholson Written by: William Nicholson Cast: Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O’Connor

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TV REVIEW: The Durrells (Seasons 1, 2 & 3)

The Durrells is the latest television show to adapt the autobiographical novels of the naturalist Gerald Durell, known as the Corfu Trilogy. The first and best known of the novels is My Family and Other Animals and was made into a TV series of the same…