Tag: UK

REVIEW: Here Comes Hell (2019)

In England's black-and-white, 4:3 ratio past, rich dilletante Victor (Charlie Robb) invites his friends to see his latest acquisition: a decrepit, insolated, and supposedly haunted manor house. After sharing dinner with emotionally wounded Texan George (Tom Bailey), acid-tongued socialite Christine (Margaret Clunie), conceited tennis player Teddy (Timothy Renouf), and Teddy's nervous lower-class girlfriend Elizabeth (Jessica ...

REVIEW: Red Road (2006)

Jackie Morrison (Kate Dickie) lives in Glasgow, and monitors CCTV cameras for a living. One night she recognises a man on one of the monitors, Clyde Henderson (Tony Curran), and tracks his movements to the notorious Red Road apartments in Balornock. Then she deliberately manufactures a 'chance' meeting with him, and ingratiates herself into his ...

REVIEW: All is True (2018)

England, 1613. After his iconic Globe Theatre burns to the ground - the result of a misfired cannon effect - playwright William Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) returns home to Stratford-Upon-Avon and a family he barely knows. To an extent you can see the hubris from orbit: actor/director Kenneth Branagh, widely regarded as his generation's finest Shakespearean ...

REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Disaffected commercials director Toby Grisoni (Adam Driver) walks off the location shoot of his latest commercial when he realises he is close to the Spanish hilltop village where he shot his first ever film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Hoping to reconnect with his non-actor cast, he finds the beautiful Angelica (Joana Ribeiro) is missing ...

REVIEW: The Favourite (2018)

In the year 1708, Great Britain is in a state of war with France. Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is suffering gout and stricken by mental illness, while her rule is dominated by the scheming Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Malborough (Rachel Weisz). One day Sarah is visited by her impoverished cousin Abigail Hill (Emma Stone), who ...

REVIEW: Outlaw King (2018)

In the aftermath of Scottish patriot William Wallace's death, the lord Robert Bruce (Chris Pine) claims the crown of Scotland and sparks a fresh rebellion against the English King Edward I (Stephen Dillane). England's king declares Robert an outlaw, and sends his son the Princes of Wales (Billy Howle) to quash the Scottish patriots for ...