Tag Archives: Iain Glen

My Cousin Rachel. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen, Poppy Lee Friar, Andrew Knott, Andrew Havill, Vicky Pepperdine, Katherine Pearce, Harry Hays, Tristram Davies, Chris Gallarus, Bobby Scott, Freeman.

The very name Daphne Du Maurier is one surely that should conjure up the very essence of British writing and one that stands alongside the greatest of the 20th Century, Agatha Christie and Virginia Woolf, and yet for one of Cornwall’s greatest adopted daughters, her passionate, often moody but always multi-layered work, doesn’t get the screen treatment it deserves, and aside from the fantastic adaption of The Birds and Rebecca by the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, the writer has been pretty much left of the list of books that are ripe for bringing to an even greater audience.

Jack Taylor, In Purgatory. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Iain Glen, Siobhan O’ Kelly, Jack Monaghan, Christopher Fulford, Laura Aikman, Sean Mahon, David Herlihy, Sarah Jane Seymour, Peter Campion, Erin Gilgen, Roy Fleck Byrne, Conor Quinlan, Eva Jane Gaffney, Cian Kelly, James O’ Sullivan, Patrick O’ Brien, Cathal Pendred, Jack Walsh, Leah McNamara.

Jack Taylor, Blood Cross. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Iain Glen, Siobhán O’Kelly, Jack Monaghan, Elva Trill, Alan McKee, Ross McKinney, Shane Robinson, Lalor Roddy, Killian Scott, Sinead Watters.

To take and consider revenge is the point where lives become meaningless, that you may as well take the whole Human Race with you in a blaze of remorseless fury for the want of practising the harder emotion of forgiveness. To want revenge is natural, it is perhaps inherent in us all but to actually physically take a life for a sleight, for an accident which robbed you of someone you loved; the question being could you truly want to keep perpetuating the agony and pain just to satisfy blood lust.

Eye In The Sky, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Richard McCabe, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Monica Dolan, Iain Glen, Babou Ceesay, Phoebe Fox, Aaron Paul, Faisa Hassan, Aisha Takow, Armaan Haggio, Gavin Hood, Ebby Weyime, Lex King, Andrew Ahula, Ali Mohamed.

There are many reasons in which to take Eye In The Sky for a simple film about choice, its after effects and the consequences of decision; there are many reasons in which to understand that sometimes the greater good is served by the action of several bad and potentially evil people being taken out and one good person losing their life because of it; what it doesn’t prepare you for is the harrowing nature in which some decisions are formed.

Jack Taylor, Shot Down. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Iain Glen, Hazel Doupe, Michael Collins, Nora-Jane Noone, David O’Meara, Killian Scott, Garrett Keogh, Barbara Bergin, Martin Ward, Karl Shiels, Emmet Kirwin, Eamonn Hunt, Stephen Cromwell, Mark Butler, Ruth Magill, Rúaidhrí Conroy.  

 

Running away is easy, especially when the alternative is facing up to those that have taken a bullet for you and watch them sink further into a coma. Such is the life of ex-Garda turned Private Detective Jack Taylor, but even he could not have foreseen the life he would find in perhaps the final ever case of the fine Irish thriller, Shot Down.

Jack Taylor: Priest. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Iain Glen, Killian Scott, Nora-Jane Noone, John Kavanagh, Paraic Breathnach,  Susanne Schrader, Midie Corcoran, Lovis Baum, Dion Arensmann, Ronan Leahy, Eithne Ní Enrí, Nina Borey, Pippa Borey, Nuala Donnolly, Barry Keoghan, Chris Connors, Gary Hetzaler, Martin Linnane, Fionn O’Shea, Ingrid Craigie, Gavin Drea,  Síghle Ní Chonail,  Andreas Krämer, Ray Quinn.

Jack Taylor: The Dramatist. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Iain Glen, Nora Jane Noone, Killian Scott, Niall Buggy, Colm Ward, Kathleen Rayner, Aine Ni Mhuiri, Fionn Walton, Michael Burton, Thomas O’ Suilleabhain, Ann Marie Horan, David Murray, Roisin Loughlane, Sonya O’ Donohue, Emma Eliza Regan, Eoin Bourke, John Cronin, Muirann Ryan, Orla Bell.

Kick Ass 2, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, Olga Kurkulina, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo, Iain Glen, Morris Chestnut, Garrett M. Brown, Claudia Lee, Augustus Prew, Donald Faison, Danial Kaluuya, Tom Wu, Andy Nyman, Steven Mackintosh, Monica Dolan, Benedict Wong.

Sequels are almost inevitable, especially when the first film outing was seen as something new and exciting to grab the attention of those pleasantly surprised by what they see on the big screen. Sometimes though it may be better to leave the story where it ended, with the credits rolling and the audience giving plaudits. The news that Star Wars is to have yet another follow-on and with no conclusion in sight is one such film franchise, the other unfortunately is perhaps Kick-Ass 2.

Ripper Street, The Weight Of One Man’s Heart. Television Review. B.B.C. Television.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Iain Glen, Sam Hazeldine, Michael James Ford, Laura Hitchings, Charlene McKenna, David Wilmot, Jonathan Barnwell, Liam Carney.

 

When loyalties are tested between past glories and those that present and future hold where does a person go. This is the premise of the latest in the excellently made Ripper Street series, The Weight Of One Man’s Heart.