Tag Archives: Ian McKellen

Mr Holmes – Review (Spoiler Free)

Despite McKellen’s best efforts this Holmes story neither greatly thrills or moves us… We’ve had a fair few Holmes adaptations over the years, and maybe I’ve become too accustomed to Cumberbatch’s portrayal of the sleuth but a Holmes who is broadly amiable doesn’t really ring true to me. There are a few biting examples of […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Review (Spoiler Free)

An Unexpected Journey is a worthy addition to the Middle Earth films, even if it hasn’t quite got the charm or power to raise it to the heights of the previous trilogy. Martin Freeman is excellent as our lead; he completely meets the high expectations that I held for him as our endearing and courageous […]

The Top Ten Films for the Rest of 2012 (Entries 5-1)

5. Skyfall Being released during Bond’s 50th Anniversary only increases the heavy pressure on Skyfall to perform, not just well, but excellently. Despite its rather poor title, Skyfall does look rather promising; it can’t be a bad thing that Dame Judi Dench will be getting considerably more screen time, due to the plot being wrapped […]