Tag: UK

REVIEW: The King (2019)

It takes a certain amount of nerve to attempt a new adaptation of the life of England's King Henry V. William Shakespeare has effectively had Hal's story sewn up since about 1599, with his rousing and patriotic account standing as pretty much the most famous of his history plays. It seems even braver to base ...

REVIEW: Figures in a Landscape (1970)

Two men, their hands tied behind their backs, flee across a beach at dawn. MacConnachie (Robert Shaw), the older of the two men heads inland with murderous intent. Ansell (Malcolm McDowell), nervous and reluctant, trails behind him. In the skies, an anonymous helicopter searches for them. Largely forgotten it seems, Joseph Losey's on-the-run thriller Figures in ...

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 ...