Tag Archives: Judi Dench

Cinema Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

After his grandfather dies in mysterious and eerie circumstances, Jake (Asa Butterfield) demands to travel from his home in Florida to the island of Cairnholm off the coast of Wales, to find the Children’s Home where his grandfather lived as a child. When he arrives, Jake meets all the people his grandfather told him stories about, including Emma (Ella Purnell) a girl who can float, Olive (Lauren McCrostie) a girl who can control fire, and Horace (Hayden Keeler-Stone). On realising that his grandfather’s peculiar friends are real and seemingly not aging, Jake learns that there is more to these peculiar children and their hidden lives than he ever would have dreamed. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

With the hotel rapidly running out of room, Sonny (Dev Patel) is determined to expand his idea for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but with his wedding looming and a hotel inspector on the way, things soon descend into chaos. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Philomena

Former journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) finds himself at a career crossroads and wants to fall back into his previous profession, although he is unsure how to do so until he is introduced to Philomena Lee (Judi Dench). Philomena is an Irish woman who fell pregnant at a young age, and was sent to live in a Magdalene Laundry. She was forced to give her son up for adoption, and has been searching for him ever since. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Skyfall

Bond (Daniel Craig) and M’s (Judi Dench) loyalty to one another is tested as M’s past comes back to haunt her. MI6 comes under attack, undercover agents are exposed and Bond must track down the person responsible, no matter how personal the cost. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2012 REVIEW: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A group of retirees, disappointed with their lives, pack up and seek adventure in India. Evelyn (Judi Dench) is adjusting to life without her late husband; Muriel (Maggie Smith) is sent to India for an operation, very much against her wishes, Graham (Tom Wilkinson) has just retired from his life as a High Court Judge and is seeking a connection from his childhood, Douglas (Bill Nighy) and jean (Penelope Wilton) have lost their life savings, and Norman (Ron Pickup) and Madge (Celia Imrie) are seeking love, just not with each other. These people are thrown together in a dilapidated Jaipur hotel and learn to come to terms with their lives and losses. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Jane Eyre

When orphan Jane Eyre becomes governess for the mysterious Mr Rochester, it is not long before she falls for his charms. Little does she realise, he is hiding a terrible secret… Continue reading

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