THE CHILDREN ACT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Eyre Stars: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Eileen Walsh. Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is a high court judge who specialises in family law cases and whose responsibility it is under 1989 British law to protect the welfare of minors. It is a duty the workaholic judge takes very seriously, and she has earned a reputation as one of the most respected judges in the country. She has had to make some tough decisions occasionally, such as ordering the separation of conjoined twins, over their parents’ Continue reading

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin Reynolds Stars: Guy Pearce, Jim Caviziel, Richard Harris, Dagmara Dominiczky While Alexandre Dumas' classic tale Of The Three Musketeers has been a favourite of Hollywood with many cinematic incarnations over the years, there have also been several film adaptations of The Count Of Monte Cristo, a stirring nineteenth century tale of betrayal and revenge. The two best known screen versions include the 1934 swash buckler, with Robert Donat in the title role, and a 1974 made-for-television movie released theatrically, with Continue reading