Tag Archives: Judi Dench

Chocolat – Review (Spoiler Free)

A sweet fable about religion and the resistance to change in closed communities… Juliette Binoche stars as a chocolatier who moves through the world with her daughter, dispersing old world wisdom as she goes and releasing people from their inhibitions with the power of delicious chocolate. When she arrives in a small religious community during […]

Esio Trot – Review (Spoiler Free)

An almost perfectly pitched adaptation which charms both adults and kids alike… One of the hardest things to create on screen is charm, and one of the others is intelligent simplicity, and yet amongst the most notable features of the BBC’s adaptation of Esio Trot was how well it succeeds at creating both of those elements. Richard Curtis’ scripting on […]

Nine – Review (Spoiler Free)

A serious amount of talent went into this musical (directed by Chicago’s Rob Marshall), we have Daniel Day-Lewis as our lead and he is supported by the likes of Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, and Fergie. That’s one hell of a cast; it’s just a pity that it […]

Skyfall – Review (Spoiler Free)

So the rumours really are true; James Bond is back on superb form. Skyfall really comes across like a Bond film of old; it has a classic feel to it that’s really endearing, and yet it still feels strikingly fresh and original. The cast is excellent; with Daniel Craig being at his best yet, Javier […]

Die Another Day – Reviewing the previous Bond anniversary celebration (Spoiler Warning)

Die Another Day starts out with one hell of a gutsy a move – Bond being captured, and then tortured and imprisoned for fourteen months was an extremely brave decision to make, and it really works for me. It’s a shame though that the filmmakers couldn’t have run with this idea and have tapped into […]

Tomorrow Never Dies – Guest Review by Christian Robshaw (Spoiler Warning)

Many thanks to my good friend Christian Robshaw for submitting this review. Please also check out his page Mediocre Batman, and read on for his great review. The first thing I wish to do with this review is to address a grievance of mine in regards to this film’s reputation: it’s not a bad film. […]

A Few Thoughts on Skyfall, and a Heads Up on Future Posts

With Skyfall’s release rapidly approaching (it’s only a fortnight away now) I have finally been bitten by the Bond bug, and have moved from simply looking forward to it, to experiencing full blown excitement. Adele’s Skyfall track (below) has won me over, although it took a few listens, and to me the trailer indicates that […]

Notes on a Scandal – Review (Spoiler Free)

I should say that I went into this film relatively cold, having not read the book I knew only of the basic premise and characters; Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), a teacher who has an affair with a school boy, and her more than a little incensed friend Barbara Covett (Judi Dench), who then tries to […]