Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp Director: D. W. Griffith Full of youthful idealism, a young Buddhist (Barthelmess) leaves China for London, hoping to convert people to his peaceful religion. But life in Limehouse, one of the poorer parts of the city, leaves him disillusioned and he starts to smoke opium. When he sees… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Broken Blossoms (1919)
Starring: Alec Guiness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass Director: Charles Crichton A bank clerk (Guiness) who dreams of a better life enlists a souvenir maker (Holloway) to help him steal his bank's gold and smuggle it out of the country as Eiffel Towers. But things go hilariously wrong when some of the statues are… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth Director: Rob Marshall Several long years have passed since Mary Poppins was nanny to the Banks children, and now they are all grown up. But when Michael (Wishaw) is struggling with money and the loss of his… Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Starring: Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J Blige Director: John Stevenson The garden gnomes are back, in this follow up to Gnomeo and Juliet (2011). When their owners move to London, Gnomeo (McAvoy) and Juliet (Blunt) find themselves put in charge of a new garden that needs… Continue reading Preview: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins Director: Roar Uthaug Lara Croft (Vikander) refuses to live off her father's (West) money and makes her own way in the world after he goes missing on a mysterious mission. But when he has to be declared dead after 7 years, Croft uncovers the location of the island… Continue reading Tomb Raider (2018)
Starring: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Boothe Director: Juan Carlos Medina In Victorian London, a woman (Cooke) stands accused of her husband's murder, but the crime may be part of a spate of vicious killings attributed to the killer known as the Limehouse Golem. Can Detective Kildare (Nighy) clear the accused and solve the murders?… Continue reading The Limehouse Golem (2016)
Starring: Michael Caine, Britt Eckland, Ian Hendry Director: Mike Hodges Jack Carter (Caine) is a London gangster who, following the sudden and suspicious death of his brother, travels to Newcastle for the funeral and to find out what really happened. But he soon finds that there's a lot more going on than meets the eye.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Get Carter (1971)
In the world of spies and espionage, sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re the hunter or the prey and who’s spying on who. At least, that’s how it always goes in spy movies.
This one stars Noomi Rapace as Alice Racine, a CIA operative whose job is to “unlock” people, that is, get vital information and secrets out of them. Since a job she was assigned went wrong in Paris and innocent people were killed in a terrorist attack, she feels responsible and has taken on less risky work in London, but she is called back to the line of duty when she’s the only one who can help get important passwords from a suspected terrorist.
However, it all starts to unravel when she realises that the people she’s working for are not who she thought. Is there a leak in the CIA? Can she stop the terrorists from…
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Last night, in London's Leicester Square, the glitterati arrived to attend the premiere of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, the latest installment of the Lee Childs penned, Tom Cruise starring, all action thriller. I caught up with the stars to ask them a few questions about the film... Tom Cruise, Jack Reacher Notoriously doing all his… Continue reading Interview: Tom Cruise on the red carpet at Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – London Premiere
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine Director: Colm MacCarthy This film has a rating of 7.3 on IMDB and many of my friends who attended previews of this film loved it. But why? It's a terrible film. It follows the story of a girl who has grown up in a facility with other children like… Continue reading The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)