MARY SHELLEY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Haifa al-Mansou Stars: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Stephen Dillane, Maisie Williams, Tom Sturridge, Ben Hardy, Joanne Froggatt, Hugh O'Connor. Mary Shelley Unbound? Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is the rebellious teen and author of the celebrated Gothic classic novel Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus, the story of an egotistical scientist who creates life and pays a terrible price for his hubris. Her novel has influenced horror and science fiction authors for the best part of two centuries. She also brought a Continue reading

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roger Spottiswoode Stars: Luke Treadaway, Joanne Froggatt, Ruta Gedmintas, Anthony Head, Darren Evans, Ruth Sheen, Caroline Goodall, Bob the cat. A Street Cat Named Bob is a heart-warming and enjoyable film about an unlikely friendship. Based on James Bowen’s best- selling 2013 autobiographical book, this is a feel-good film about how a homeless man turned his life around with the help of a stray ginger cat named Bob. Bowen (played by Luke Treadaway, from Unbroken, etc) was a drug addict who ekes out a rough existence on the Continue reading