Film Review: The Favourite

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and set in early 18th-century England, The Favourite is period black comedy that examines the mostly-true relationship between two cousins, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), Duchess of Marlborough, and Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), who later became Baroness Masham, who compete to charm and be the favourites of a frail Queen Anne (Olivia […]

Film Review: My Cousin Rachel

Based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier and directed by Roger Michell, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman, Philip (Sam Claflin), who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, Rachel (Rachel Weisz) believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he […]

Film Review: The Light Between Oceans

Based on M.L. Stedman‘s 2012 debut novel and directed by Derek Cianfrance, The Light Between Oceans follows war veteran Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), who returns home to Western Australia after fighting in the western trenches of World War I in Europe. After meeting and quickly falling in love with the young Isabel (Alicia Vikander), the […]

Book v Film: The Light Between Oceans

“There are still more days to travel in this life. And he knows that the man who makes the journey has been shaped by every day and every person along the way. Scars are just another kind of memory. Isabel is part of him, wherever she is, just like the war and the light and […]

You Should Be Reading: The Light Between Oceans

“There are still more days to travel in this life. And he knows that the man who makes the journey has been shaped by every day and every person along the way. Scars are just another kind of memory. Isabel is part of him, wherever she is, just like the war and the light and […]

DVD Review: The Lobster

Rating: Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster is set in a dystopian near future, where single people, according to the law, are taken to a hotel where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in 45 days, or else they are transformed into an animal of their own choice and sent off into the […]

Film Review: Oz The Great and Powerful

(Published in the April edition of Sage) Rating: Discovering the origins of L. Frank Baum‘s classic children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and a sort-of prequel to the classic 1939 film of the same name, Oz: The Great and Powerful follows a small-time magician (James Franco) who arrives in an enchanted land ruled by […]

Rachel Weisz To Join Colin Firth in ‘The Railway Man’

(Written for BritScene) Rachel Weisz will star opposite Colin Firth in the classic war autobiography, The Railway Man, Variety have reported this week. The film will be directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (Burning Man), and is based on the best-selling autobiography by Eric Lomax, who throughout his childhood has possessed a passion for trains.

Film Review: Dream House

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex and published in Issue 4 of In Retrospect) Dream House, directed by Jim Sheridan, follows publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) who quits work to move his wife Libby (Rachel Weisz) and their two daughters into their dream home. The family soon discover, however, that their seemingly idyllic house was […]

Book v Film: The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones is a chilling story, but it’s also an uplifting tale of acceptance and redemption. Sebold’s book is classic, and this adaptation has quite drastically split audiences. Personally, whilst I don’t think that the film is a great adaptation, it’s still one of my favourites.

Film Review: The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones is a chilling story, but it’s also an uplifting tale of acceptance and redemption. Sebold’s book is classic, and this adaptation has quite drastically split audiences. Personally, whilst I don’t think that the film is a great adaptation, it’s still one of my favourites.