Recommended Film – ‘Dean Spanley’

If you get the chance, take a look at this delightfully whimsical film set in Edwardian England in the early 1900s.

It is an adaptation of a novella written by fantasy author Lord Dunsany which was published in 1936 and is one of those rare films which doesn’t quite fit into any specific genre apart from being funny in a quirky British way.

Recommended Film – I Give It A Year

I Give It A Year

by Patrick O’Connor

 

EVER been to a wedding and wondered if the couple were right for each other?

That’s the premise behind I Give It A Year, a pleasing British rom-com with more than a passing eye on the American market.

Wild Bill – Recommended Film

Wild Bill

by Patrick O’Connor

 

A first glance at the synopsis of this film could easily put you off – drug dealer returns home on parole after eight years banged up to find that his wife has walked out on their two sons aged 15 and 11 leaving them to fend for themselves.

Skyfall – Recommended Film

Skyfall

by Patrick O’Connor

 

I’M not a great lover of James Bond films, finding them too contrived and flimsy. In the past, they have been a classic example of style over substance but I have to admit to having being won over by the latest in the franchise, Skyfall.

Of course, many of the usual Bond ingredients are there – the hyper-exciting opening sequence and chase; the spectacular settings and the obligatory super-arch villain.