Tag Archives: Shirley Henderson

Cinema Review – T2 Trainspotting

Twenty years after he stole his friends’ money and vanished, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to Edinburgh, Immediately saving Spud (Ewen Bremner) from a suicide attempt and reuniting with Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) seems to be going well, but what Renton does not know is that Sick Boy has a plan for revenge, and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) has just escaped from prison, and has not forgotten whose fault it is that he ended up there in the first place. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Tale of Tales

Matteo Garrone returns to Cannes with a triptych of fairytales set in a grotesque and beautiful world. A queen (Salma Hayek) longs for a child, and goes to extreme and dangerous lengths to fulfil her dreams. King of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) finds his sexual appetite insatiable until he meets a woman who is not quite all she claims, and the King of Highhills’ (Toby Jones) obsession with a performing flea spells disaster for his young daughter. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Set Fire to the Stars

In 1950, Poetry professor John M. Brinnin (Elijah Wood) brings celebrated poet Dylan Thomas to America for a spoken word tour. Believing Thomas to be one of the most beautiful and lyrical poets in the English language, Brinnin is utterly unprepared for the tornado of drinking, illness and despair that Thomas brings with him. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – In Secret

Thérèse Raquin (Elizabeth Olsen) is sent to live with her aunt (Jessica Lange) and her sickly cousin Camille (Tom Felton), after her mother dies. When she grows up, she is given to her cousin in marriage and the family go to live in Paris. When they arrive, Camille encounters an old friend Laurent (Oscar Isaac) and rekindles their friendship. It is not long, however, before Thérèse and Laurent’s fascination with one another takes a turn for the murderous. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Filth

Police officer Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) finds himself in line for promotion within the ranks, but must battle his own demons – accentuated by the impending Christmas season – in order to face down his rivals, and get the post he feels he deserves. Continue reading

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BFI London Film Festival Review – Everyday

Karen (Shirley Henderson) struggles to hold her family of four young children together, while her husband Ian (John Simm) serves time in prison. Continue reading

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