One of my favourite moments in movie history (with added footage) – Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator.
The Hobbit was one of my most favourite books as a child and my dearest memories are of my mother reading it (and The Lord of the Rings) to me. J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius permeated my young imagination and sparked my love of adventure, mythology, history and most importantly, of words. Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The […]
The brilliantly gripping Garrow’s Law ended on Sunday and as yet it has not been announced whether there will be a fourth series. Silvester and Garrow as shocked as I am (Aidan McArdle and Andrew Buchan in BBC1′s Garrow’s Law) Most who know me know I am not a great TV lover. This is not […]
My mother and I treated ourselves on Sunday to an afternoon viewing of the new Jane Eyre film. I have to admit that I suffered from slight trepidation, would this adaptation just be as bad as all the others? Thank goodness the answer was no, this adaptation was something completely different and I loved it. […]
‘Mozart’s Sister’ is a French film which was released last year and has finally hit cinema screens in the UK this weekend. It is, unsurprisingly, about Marie Anna (‘Nannerl’) Mozart, Wolfgang’s much loved older sister who was unable to pursue a career in music herself due to the restrictions placed on her sex. Whenever I […]