VICEROY’S HOUSE

By GREG KING Director: Gurinder Chadha Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Lily Travers, Om Puri, Simon Williams, Lucy Fleming. India, 1947. Financially weakened by the cost of fighting WWII, the British government is planning to pull out of India, leaving the country to become an independent nation. Sent to oversee the transition from a colony of the fading British Empire to independence is Earl Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville, from tv series Downton Abbey, etc), the great grandson of Queen Victoria. Continue reading

THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lasse Hallstrom Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon. We've already had a tasty mix of spicy Indian food and a tantalising romance earlier in the year with the low key drama The Lunchbox, and we had the irresistible foodie delight with Jon Favreau's Chef. Now we get another winning combination of mouthwatering food and romance in the latest film from Swedish born director Lasse Hallstrom (My Life As A Dog, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, etc). Hallstrom creates generally feel good films and romantic dramas like Continue reading