Category TV & Film

Gosford Park, a review

Title: GOSFORD PARK (2001) Director: Robert Altman Written by: Julian Fellows Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Kristen Scott Thomas, Clive Owen, Jeremy Northam, Emily Watson, Ryan Phillippe, Bob Balaban, Charles Dance, Derek Jacobi and Alan Bates. Genre: Period Drama | Murder-Mystery We’re having a Whodunit weekend, this weekend. Last night we decided on… Continue reading

Binge-Worthy TV #5

Why did no one tell us about the TV adaptation of Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell before now? I mean, really, come on people, you could have told me that this was both at once dark and gritty and also hilariously funny in places. This show has been sardonic, witty, droll, painful, poignant, heartbreaking and… Continue reading

Enola Holmes!

Finally, a reason to want to buy a subscription to Netflix … THIS!

I mean, come on! Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister, Enola (Millie Bobby Brown,) taking centre stage to solve the puzzle of what’s happened to her mother—who is, of course, played by the superb Helena Bonham Carter. Yes, I’m all in just to see this. The trailer looks like great fun.

Based on the books by Nancy Springer and set in Victorian London (1884), Enola Holmes puts a youthful, female spin of the endeavours of the detective family. With Henry Cavill switching from his Witcher uniform and white hair, to play Sherlock, and Sam Claflin taking on the role of Mycroft. Yet you just know Enola isn’t gong to play ball with her two older brothers and takes it upon herself to become a detective, and find her mother on her own.

Film Review: Knives Out

Title: KNIVES OUT Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Daniel Craig, Toni Collete and Chris Evans Genre: Mystery/Suspense My House, My Rules, My Coffee “The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure—everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey… Continue reading

Binge-Worthy TV #4

Actually, calling the TV shows I’m about to discuss binge-worthy is a misnomer. Neither, as it turns out were of the calibre to be called binge-anything, let alone worthy. First up is the Jez Butterworth written, Sky TV Amazon Prime coproduction, BRITANNIA. This supposed historical drama is only historical in that it’s set in AD… Continue reading

Binge-Worthy TV #3

Our binge-watching marathons continues apace. After we gobbled up 2 seasons of the Euro-centric co-production, THE TUNNEL, and watched the mini series, TRIANGLE, starring Sam Neil—which, by the way, was a silly bit of fun where the American Navy are trying to close a breech in space time created by the Philadelphia Experiment (which may,… Continue reading