Review Round Up: The Secret Garden

Find out what critics have had to say about this new version of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic story. The Guardian: ** “Mary is played by 14-year-old Dixie Egerickx, and she does bring the right kind of ingenuous, tomboyish confidence and innocent boldness – the way I imagine Lucy Pevensie from the Narnia stories.” Tatler: **… Read More

First Impressions…The Secret Garden

This new version based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s popular novel is set for release in cinemas next month. In the dark times that we currently live in, this is a great story to help to reinvigorate our lives with a bit of hope. While some perhaps feel that a fourth version of this story on… Read More

REVIEW: Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again

Laughter, fun and tears are the name of the game in this surprisingly touching sequel to the original.  Exactly ten years ago, Mamma Mia! first hit the big screen, now audiences are whisked back for more fun and laughter in this hilarious and spirited sequel that is divided into two different parts. The first concentrates… Read More

DVD Review: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Matt Greenhalgh’s beautiful adaptation of Peter Turner’s memoir combined with Paul McGuigan’s tender direction makes for compelling and heartbreaking viewing.  Jamie Bell and Annette Bening offer up two stunningly raw performances in this tender film about the ups and downs of the relationship between film actress Gloria Grahame and Peter Turner in the final years… Read More

Five Reasons Why You Should Watch Brooklyn

The winner of Best British Film at this year’s BAFTA awards and based on Colm Tôibín’s best selling novel has plenty to recommend it and here is a list of five good reasons why you need to watch it (in no particular order):  5. It’s a truly moving and heartwarming story: telling the story of one… Read More

REVIEW: Brooklyn

This charming and beautiful film based on Colm Tóibín’s novel shows what it is like when your heart is divided between two countries.  The story follows Eilis as she moves from Ireland to New York to start a new life. As she begins to settle down and enjoy her new life, a family tragedy calls her… Read More

Coming soon on DVD… BAFTA and Oscar Nominated Brooklyn

Nominated for six BAFTA awards (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay along with nominations for Make-up & Hair and Costume Design) and three Academy Awards (Best Film, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay), Brooklyn is a story of a young woman forced to make difficult choices.  Brooklyn is based on the… Read More