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Phantom Thread, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Richard Graham, Camilla Rutherford, Harriet Sansom Harris, Brian Gleeson, Julia Davis, Nicholas Mander, Gina McKee, Philip Franks, Phyllis MacMahon, Silas Carson, Martin Dew, Jane Perry, Paul Leasley.

There are always going to be films that have the fashionable and the sense of capitulation, of strong wills colliding and the realisation that to many, clothes really do encompass the person’s every waking moment. It could be seen as a statement, that what we wear on the outside is a reflection of how we wish to be seen on the inside, our mood, our aspirations and dreams, our sharpness, our overall statement to the world is wrapped up in appearance and the clothes we dress them up in; there are always going to be films which deal with this motif but Phantom Thread tugs at its very core belief a bit more than others might dare.

Care, Television Review. Sky Arts.

One of the many high rise estates in Byker

Originally published by L.S. Media. May 20th 2012.L.S. Media Rating ***

Cast: Gina McKee, Aimee Kelly, Margaret Jackman, Kevin Watham.

The latest in the series of one-off plays shown by the Sky Arts channel dealt with the bleak and socially topical subject of care within the community.

Titled Care, the half hour drama starred Gina McKee as a district nurse charged with looking after Elsie, a long term diabetic, in the long-neglected and infamous Byker Estate in Newcastle. Like other productions within this series, it dealt very heavily with the idea of what goes on in the mind, although in this particular case it was how the mind could be seen to deal when something inside finally snaps.