Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Film Review – Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant (2017) Director: Ridley Scott Writers: Dan O'Bannon (based on characters created by), Ronald Shusett (based on characters created by) Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy...

Theatre Review: Travesties (Apollo Theatre)

Travesties By Tom Stoppard Apollo Theatre Reviewer: Andy Millward Travesties is, typically for our greatest artistic import from the then Czechoslovakia via India, Sir Tom Stoppard (aka Tomáš Straussler), a dazzling achievement.  It...

Film Review – Denial (2016)

Denial (2016) Director: Mick Jackson Writers: David Hare (screenplay), Deborah Lipstadt (based on the book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier"...

Theatre Review: Amadeus (National Theatre)

Amadeus By Peter Shaffer National TheatreReviewer: Andy Millward Taking on a production of the late and great Peter Schaffer‘s masterpiece Amadeus is an act of bravado, not something to be...

Film review: Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester by the Sea (2016) Director: Kenneth Lonergan Writer: Kenneth Lonergan Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler Runtime: 137 min I knew nothing about Manchester by the Sea when my friend booked...

Theatre Review: Julius Caesar (Donmar at Kings Cross)

Julius Caesar Donmar King's Boulevard, Kings Cross Reviewer: Andy Millward There were many firsts in Phillida Lloyd's adventurous production of Julius Caesar, part of an interesting and contrasting...

Film Review – Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) Director: David Yates Writer: J.K. Rowling Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol Runtime: 133 min Reviewer: Andy Millward Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (henceforth Fantastic Beasts...)...

Villeneuve in Retrospect – Prisoners

Prisoners (2013) Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Written by: Aaron Guzikowski Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano Run Time: 153...

Film Review – The Girl on the Train (2016)

The Girl on the Train (2016) Directed by:  Tate Taylor Written by: Erin Cressida Wilson Starring: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans Runtime: 1h 52min Reviewer:...

Film review: The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant (2015) Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Writers: Mark L. Smith (screenplay), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay) Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter Runtime: 156 min Reviewer: Andy Millward   I’ve got a new smart TV with home cinema sound...