David Copperfield- film review

The more I think about Armando Iannuci’s adaptation of David Copperfield, the more I like it. I left the cinema in a shock- the differences between book and film overwhelmed me- and I was reciting them enraptured to my companion- who had not read the book- and was slightly baffled at the vehemence of my emotions. And then I slept on it. The next day, … Continue reading David Copperfield- film 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

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