Tag Archives: Tom Wilkinson

Cinema Review – Denial

In 2000, writer and historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) found herself defending her work on those who deny the Holocaust, when self-proclaimed historian and Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall) took a defamation case against her the UK. Since in the UK, those accused of libel are presumed guilty until proven innocent, Lipstadt and her team found themselves in the unusual and confounding position of having to prove that the Holocaust actually happened. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Selma

In 1965, civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr (David Oyelowo), having seen the way African Americans were denied their rights in Selma, Alabama, organised a march from Selma to the state capital, Montgomery, over 50 miles away. King was met with resistance from all sides, but his tenacity and perseverance changed the course of history. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Lone Ranger

In this origins story, John Reid (Armie Hammer) takes on the mantle of the Lone Ranger when Butch Cavendish (William Fitchner) and his crew ambush, and brutally murder Reid’s brother. Reid joins forces with an odd but insightful Native American Tonto (Johnny Depp) in his quest for justice. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Quartet

Beecham House is a home for retired musicians and, when the future of the home is put into jeopardy, the residents must band together to put on a Gala Concert to raise funds and save their home. When retired singer Jean (Maggie Smith) arrives, however, the future of the Gala Concert itself is thrown into chaos. 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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