David Conway reviews long awaited biopic, Tolkien, and considers if the film falls short in comparison to its much loved subject.
Lord of the Rings
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with fiction. A significantly large portion of my childhood was spent being introduced by my parents to stories they’d loved at my age. My mum and I shared a shelf full of Disney films that both us and my little brother would watch, again, and again. As […]
Akira Kurosawa’s last great masterpiece, Ran, was released in 1985 as the most expensive Japanese film ever made. Blending the story of Shakespeare’s King Lear with the Japanese legend of Mori Motonari, it’s the tale of an aging warlord in sixteenth century Japan, tired and weary from decades on the throne. When he abdicates in favour of […]
Say what you will about the debate on whether we focus too much on materialism at Christmas, but one thing you can’t deny is that it is now a fundamental part of the holiday. I can’t speak for everyone, but in my experience; Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the family gathering around for a round […]
Dan Wealands pays tribute to late Sir Christopher Lee, whose career was littered with some of the most memorable screen villains of all time. Sir Christopher Lee has just died at the age of 93. The star, who’s legacy spans several decades of film, is most well remembered for his iconic portrayal of Count Dracula […]