Tag Archives: Ben Whishaw

Cinema Review – A Hologram for the King

Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) travels to Saudi Arabia, where the King is determined to set up a new city in the desert. Clay needs to sell holographic teleconferencing to the project, but with no sign of the King or the person he was told was his main contact, all hope seems to be fading away. While waiting for his luck to change, Clay befriends his driver Yousef (Alexander Black) and begins to learn more about the country he finds himself in, but it is when a medical emergency forces him to go to hospital that his life changes utterly. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Danish Girl

In Denmark of the 1920s and 1930s, after being asked to model for his painter wife in women’s stockings and shoes, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) discovers something that was almost missing from his life. Creating the alter ego Lili, Einar begins to dress and live more and more as a woman, but struggles with the emotional and physical implications of realising he is no longer comfortable as a man until he finds a doctor who will carry out groundbreaking and dangerous surgery. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – In the Heart of the Sea

Novelist Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) travels to Nantucket, Massachusetts to interview Tom Nickerson (Brendan Gleeson), the last survivor of the whaling ship The Essex which, to all intents and purposes, ran aground many years earlier. Melville suspects that there was more to the story than the inquiry told and, over the course of a long night and several glasses of whiskey, Nickerson finally recounts the tale he has never told anyone, the tale that would go on to inspire the classic novel Moby Dick. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Spectre

After receiving a cryptic message from someone from his past, James Bond (Daniel Craig) goes rogue from MI6 to uncover the shadowy and evil organisation known as Spectre. Meanwhile, MI6 faces a new challenge from inside the government. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Lilting

After his boyfriend Kai (Andrew Leung) dies, Richard (Ben Whishaw) attempts to form a relationship with Kai’s mother Junn (Pei-Pei Chung). The trouble is that Junn doesn’t speak any English and is deeply jealous of Richard, even though she is unaware that her son was gay. Richard enlists the help of a translator to try and make the transition more smooth, but understanding what one another says does not always make Junn and Richard’s relationship better. Continue reading

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