Helen Mirren

Film Review: Mirren and McKellen keep The Good Liar afloat in spite of its plot failures

December 5, 2019

As legends of both the stage and screen, the idea of Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen combining their respective talents for a project is an enticing one, to say the least.  And whilst The Good Liar hands them roles that they each indulge in with an against-type glee, the film itself isn’t the first class […]

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Film Review: The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (USA, 2018) is visual eye candy but needs a bit more filling

November 20, 2018

Disney once again brings a visually sumptuous live action adaptation to the big screen in the the lead up to the festive season. This time loosely taking E.T.A Hoffman’s original ‘The Nutcracker And The Mouse King’ story, and also a ballet by Tchaikovsky, and a novel by Dumas, and putting their own spin on it. […]

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Star-studded cast adorns Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms trailer

August 8, 2018

As we edge ever closer to the end of the year, the Christmas film releases are starting to come to the fore, and The Nutcracker And The Four Realm is leading the pack. Today, Disney has dropped its first full trailer for the star-studded release. The impressive cast includes Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen […]

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Helen Mirren to star in supernatural flick Winchester

May 18, 2016

Helen Mirren is wrapping up a deal to play Sarah Winchester, the conflicted multimillionaire heiress to the Winchester Arms fortune in Winchester.  The supernatural thriller will be directed by Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) from a script they added to after Tom Vaughn’s first draft. The film is based on the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. Winchester’s […]

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Film Review: Trumbo (USA, 2015)

February 17, 2016

Dalton Trumbo was a political activist, a writer, a family man, and a man of principle. In Trumbo, a new film starring Bryan Cranston in the leading role, we’re taken back to a time when going against the grain was grounds for treason and imprisonment.  It’s one of the most intriguing – and ghastly – […]

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Watch Helen Mirren command the drones in the first trailer for Eye In The Sky

December 10, 2015

Directed by Gavin Hood, Eye In The Sky tackles the controversies surrounding modern day warfare and is a thriller about a group of intelligence staff tasked to decide whether to target a village in order to potentially thwart a terrorist attack. The first trailer for the film – due out in March – was released […]

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DVD Review: Woman in Gold (USA/UK, 2015)

October 1, 2015

It’s a pretty common trope for movies to ask ‘how far would you go’, but it’s not all that frequent that I’m faced with a movie that asks how far I would go for a painting. The Woman in Gold is a fascinating, if a little unambitious and conventional, film that tackles the true story […]

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Film Review: Woman In Gold (M) (USA/UK, 2015)

May 25, 2015

During World War II, the painting The Woman in Gold by renowned painter Gustav Klimt was illegally taken from the home of Adele Bloch-Bauer by the Nazis, and would eventually end up in the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna. It was a practice that went on throughout the war, when many Jewish homes were ransacked, their […]

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Film Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey (India, UAE & USA, 2014)

August 14, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey is the latest addition to the recent surge of food-related films (see: The Chef, The Trip To Italy, Julie & Julia, etc). This new film is a feel-good one which will no doubt curry favour with many members of the audience. But despite being a pleasant trip, the overall meal could use […]

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