Cinema

Whiplash

I left the cinema feeling wiped out and emotionally drained, exhausted after not been allowed to relax for almost two hours. Whiplash is a gruelling experience for the audience, but that’s nothing compared to what is undergone by its protagonist, Andrew, a drummer just… Read More ›

The Theory of Everything

Already nominated for both Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for their performances as the celebrated physicist (and motor neurone diesease sufferer) Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane Wilde, it seems certain that Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones will also be… Read More ›

Concussion

On the surface, Abby has it all: a beautiful, hugely successful wife, Kate, two children, a large house in the suburbs, and time during the day to fit in a spinning session or yoga class or have coffee with some… Read More ›

August: Osage County

An adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play plus a star-studded cast: great film, you might say. However, translating a script to the screen is no simple task, and, sadly, John Wells’s big screen version of Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County is clumsy… Read More ›

12 Years a Slave

With nine Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, a host of 5* reviews, and the ringing endorsement of leading academic Henry Louis Gates, Jr (who dubbed the film ‘the most vivid and authentic portrayal of American… Read More ›