Hounds of Love

Mary’s Top Ten of 2017

It’s been a funny old year for cinema. There have been extreme highs and lows; breathtaking pieces of craft to sleazy sex scandals. It’s a year when Hollywood really has had to take a goo...
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

I am someone who can lose an entire Sunday to episodes of Murder She Wrote or Columbo. A good murder mystery can be enjoyed over and over again – even if you already know “whodunnit”. Such is the cas...
Dunkirk

Dunkirk

I thought I had read and seen everything there was about the Dunkirk evacuations. But I had never really seen the faces of the thousands of young men, desperate to get home, bravely facing off the Lu...
Mindhorn

Mindhorn

Ah, Mindhorn. How I wanted you to be so much more than what you were. When I first saw the trailer for Sean Foley’s film, it looked like the type of tongue-in-cheek, playing it straight humour that y...

Dunkirk – Teaser Trailer

Just released is the first trailer for the highly anticipated film from the acclaimed director Christopher Nolan. Dunkirk is a well-known story and a low point for the British Army. This was the poin...

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

The tale of the man and the monster has been told countless times in cinema either directly or by taking the main elements of the story and tailoring them as required. In 1995, Kenneth Branagh was at...

Marvel Look Back at Phase 1 and 2

As part of the Marvel presentation in support of the forthcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy at this year’s Comic-Con the company unveiled a five-minute video presentation that takes us through the...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Introduced through the books of Tom Clancy, and first encountered on-screen nearly a quarter of a century ago in The Hunt for Red October, the character of Jack Ryan has become a kind of secondary pr...