Day: November 2, 2018

Film Review: Peterloo

The Peterloo Massacre may be a strangely overlooked event within British history, but there is something undeniably timely about the episode and Mike Leigh’s adaptation of it. Peterloo charts the period between the Battle of Waterloo and the Peterloo Massacre that took place in Manchester four years later. On 16th August 1819, an estimated 60,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Field, Manchester ...

Film Review: Juliet, Naked

In Juliet, Naked director Jesse Peretz (Nurse Jackie, GLOW) offers a disarmingly compelling romantic comedy, which despite its decidedly contrived and uneven narrative still manages to deliver a hearteningly charming storyline about second chances in life, in this surprisingly enjoyable adaptation of Nick Hornby’s 2009 best selling novel of the same name. Annie (Rose Byrne) is ...

A National Treasure

Top 50 greatest voices revealed

National treasure Sir David Attenborough has the nation’s favourite voice, it has emerged. The much-loved 92-year-old broadcaster beat Hollywood great Morgan Freeman to claim the top spot. In third place was actor and author Stephen Fry, followed by Dame Judi Dench and former 007 Sir Sean Connery. Other famous names ...