Day: April 8, 2015

Kidnapping Freddy Heineken

Kidnapping Freddy Heineken – Film/Vod Review

By Miranda Schiller @mirandadadada The beer magnate Freddy Heineken was kidnapped in 1983 and held hostage for three weeks leading to the largest ransom payment of Dutch history. This dramatisation of the events stars Anthony Hopkins as Heineken and sets out as an action-packed thriller, but then frays out into ...

Soak up the Boat Race at Brew Putney

Soak up the Boat Race at Brew Putney

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  This Sunday the River Thames will host the 160th boat race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Along with Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the FA Cup final and the Open Championship it is one of the most quintessentially British sporting events to be hosted each year. For ...

The Election - Children's Book Review

Spa review: 15 points on Champneys, Tring

By Shilpa Ganatra   When done right, spa retreats are heaven on earth, a place where every desire is an indulgence in the guise of wellbeing. When done wrong, it leaves the guest more frustrated and less zen than when they entered the doors - with their pockets lighter too. ...

Good Kill - Film

Good Kill – Film Review

by Miranda Schiller @mirandadadada Ethan Hawke lends his tortured face to the despairing former fighter pilot Major Tom Egan in Good Kill, a drama about drone warfare. Although an experienced soldier, he finds it hard to treat blowing people up like a normal day job, driving home from the army ...