ME BEFORE YOU

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Thea Sharrock Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Jenna Coleman, Stepehen Peacocke, Henri Charles, Samantha Spiro. A couple of years ago we saw the wonderful French comedy/drama The Intouchables which told of the unusual friendship that developed between a quadriplegic and his carer, a refugee from the wrong side of the tracks. It was a friendship that transformed both their lives. And similarly The Sessions told of the friendship that developed between a Continue reading

HANNAH ARENDT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Margarethe Von Trotta Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Janet McTeer. The banality of the biopic? Hannah Arendt is regarded as one of the most important, provocative and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. It's probably not surprising that Arendt is an anagram of ardent, because she certainly was an outspoken and passionate thinker and writer. A philosopher, intellectual and political theorist, she coined the phrase "the banality of evil" after covering the war crimes trial of former Nazi Adolf Eichmann. This biopic of the Continue reading