LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Whit Stillman Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Chloe Sevigny, Tom Bennett, Morfydd Clark, Lochlann O'Mearain, Justin Edwards, Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet, Jenn Murray. Jane Austen's novels (Sense And Sensibility, Pride And Prejudice, etc) were rather staid drawing room romances that were critiques of the social mores, class differences, manners, love, the search for a good husband and the role of women in Edwardian England. Which makes Love & Friendship a rather unusual and wonderfully comic take on Austen's usual Continue reading

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP – Xavier Samuel interview

by GREG KING Rising young Australian star Xavier Samuel moves between independent features from Australia and big budget Hollywood fare such as The Twilight Saga. He is currently starring in Love & Friendship, an amusing adaptation of Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan, and he has a handful of other projects on the go. Greg caught up with Xavier to chat about the period costume comedy Love & Friendship, which hits cinemas on July 21. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/av2dw9tcwx6i9wt/210628_002.MP3 Continue reading

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Burr Steers Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcoate, Suki Waterhouse, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Charles Dance, Matt Smith, Sally Phillips, Emma Greenwell, Eva Bell. Jane Austen is probably rolling over in her frilly lace bonnet and hooped skirts at the thought of what Hollywood has done to her classic tale of romance, manners, marriage and class in Edwardian England. As the title suggests, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies takes Austen's source material and injects healthy doses of zombies into the mix. Continue reading