Tag Archives: Vanessa Redgrave

Cinema Review – The Secret Scripture

In the middle of World War II, Irish woman Rose (Rooney Mara) secretly marries an Irish fighter pilot working for the RAF. When he is chased away from their home by Irish Republicans, Rose learns she is pregnant, and spends the next 40 years in an institution; it is only when the facility is being closed and Rose has to be reassessed, that the true story of her tragic life comes to light. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Based on a true story, Lee Daniels’ latest film focuses on Cecil Gaines (Forrest Whitaker), a man who served eight Presidents during his time as a butler in the White House, as the civil Rights movement unfolded around them. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Song For Marion

Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) is terminally ill, but insists that she still be a part of her local choir, much to the annoyance of her husband Arthur (Terence Stamp). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Anonymous

The identity of the writer of the most famous plays in the English language – credited to William Shakespeare – has been called into question as far back as the 19th century. Roland Emmerich’s film Anonymous explores the notion that Shakespeare lacked the education and familiarity with the royal court to have written such plays as As You Like It and Twelfth Night, and comes up with some interesting theories. Continue reading

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