Kazuo Ishiguro “The Remains of a Day”- book review

I’d heard excellent things about this book, but even so, I wasn’t quite prepared to love it as much as I did. The setting of the novel is officially in the 1950s, but most of the action takes place in the main character’s memories – in the 1920s and 1930. Stevens, the butler in Darlington Hall, pays little attention to the Germanophile politics of the … Continue reading Kazuo Ishiguro “The Remains of a Day”- book review

The Post – film review

Steven Spielberg’s The Post is named as an Oscar favourite for 2018 and it is hard not to see why. A film directed by Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in the main roles must necessarily attract attention. The events depicted in the film take place in The Washington Post newspaper during Nixon’s administration. Tom Hanks plays the Ben Bradlee, the executive editor and Meryl Streep … Continue reading The Post – film review

The Party – film review

I went to see this film by complete coincidence. It was the second film on a New Year’s Eve film screening (the first was The Big Sick), and I had not heard of it at all before then. The Party is a black comedy directed by Sally Potter, (who apparently also directed a film version of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando – another film I was completely … Continue reading The Party – film review