Tag: Ben Whishaw

  • Spectre.

    The more I talk about contemporary James Bond movies with friends and family the more I’m convinced that the world is divided into two types of people: those who liked Skyfall and those who didn’t. Plus there’s the sub-group of those who dislike Daniel Craig and don’t watch new Bond movies at all. I found Skyfall to […]

  • Suffragette.

    Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette explores the rising tension between the equal rights movement, determined to get women the vote, and the government in the early years of the twentieth century. With peaceful protests having gone ignored for too long, Emmeline Pankhurst encourages her foot soldiers to fight with actions instead of words. Maud Watts has worked in […]

  • The Lobster.

    Following the end of his marriage, a new singleton checks into a hotel; a hotel located somewhere between Anderson’s The Grand Budapest and Kubrick’s nightmarish The Overlook. The Lobster welcomes us into a surreal dystopian world in which all individuals are forced to aspire to become part of a couple. David’s twelve year marriage has ended […]

  • Paddington.

    With Disney now owning our beloved Winnie the Pooh and the horrifying memories of Postman Pat: The Movie still haunting the British public’s nightmares, it is safe to say we greet Paddington with not only open arms but with trepidation. Everyone who’s asked me about it has done so with a particular look in their eyes, […]