CHURCHILL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Teplitzky Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy, Ella Purnell. Winston Churchill is one of the most famous British Prime Ministers of the twentieth century, who inspired and led his people through the dark days of WWII. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest British leaders of the twentieth century. Much has been written about him and his achievements. Richard Attenborough’s 1972 biopic Young Winston gave us some insights into his early years and the Continue reading

HIGH-RISE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Wheatley Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Walker, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes, Sienna Guillory, Peter Fernando, Enzo Cilenti. J G Ballard's prescient dystopian 1975 novel High-Rise was a bleak allegory for the class warfare and decline of civilization and the breakdown of society. Ballard wrote the novel in the 70s during a period of tumultuous upheaval in the social fabric of Britain before the economic downturn and rampant unionism drove Thatcher's conservatives into Continue reading