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

Diana in her own words- not the best of documentaries

Channel 4’s excellent publicity made me curious to see their new documentary about the life of Diana. Make sure you don’t repeat my mistake… I know perhaps less than most about Diana. I was born in 1992, and I only vaguely remember watching her funeral on TV. I have gathered some bits and pieces from magazines and newspapers, but I can’t say honestly that I … Continue reading Diana in her own words- not the best of documentaries

The problem with Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk”

I am not usually a fan of war films, and I typically won’t go to the cinema to see them. Don’t get me wrong, I think many war films are excellent, but I find the whole experience of seeing them at the cinema a bit too traumatic. Some reviewers, however, have called Dunkirk Christopher Nolan’s best film yet. It was also rated PG 12. So … Continue reading The problem with Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk”