Political, hysterical and downright ruddy fun, Pride is brimming over with heart and soul. The film opens and closes at two consecutive London Pride marches. The year in between each event makes up the film’s narrative. When the unions refuse to accept donations from the gay community in support of the miners, the LGSM are … Continue reading

Vera Drake.

 Mike Leigh is known for his individual and ambitious approach to character creation and film making. As one of his most stylised films, Vera Drake possibly demonstrates this the most clearly. Taking months at a time to develop character back story and personality, Leigh’s character are usually firmly in place before any kind of script or plot. … Continue reading


Imelda Staunton is possibly my favourite actress in Britain. I adore her.I am also preparing to write a 3000 word essay about her and her acting abilities and methods.This entry is a brief look at Imelda’s greatest work. Vera Drake (2004) Vera Drake (2004) The role that has defined her career. Imelda’s portrayal of Vera … Continue reading