Indignation (James Schamus, 2016)
Indignation, based on the 2008 novel by Philip Roth, begins with Marcus Messner’s philosophical musings on death. He considers how every choice we make ultimately leads up to our final moment of life. If you’re hooked on that, Indignation should prove a treat. But if you’re not keen on long patches of dialogue, it may not be your cup of tea. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Indignation
A Royal Night Out (Julian Jarrold, 2015)
The release of A Royal Night Out could hardly have been timelier. With the birth of Her Royal Highness Charlotte this month, royalists are going cray for princesses, and not of the Elsa or Anna variety. Princesses are treasured by the public, and not just because of their divine outfits (though that is a large part of it – Kate Middleton’s fuchsia coat = LOVE). The Queen is getting on, but A Royal Night Out reminds us that she too used to be a beautiful young lass with a preordained future ahead of her. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: A Royal Night Out
Belle (Amma Asante, 2013)
‘Based on a true story’, Belle is inspired by a 1779 painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) alongside her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Murray (Sarah Gadon). Reportedly, little is known about Dido’s life and thus the script may take some liberties in its telling of her story.
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