Tag Archives: James Faulkner

Atomic Blonde, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Roland Møller , Sofia Boutella, Bill Skarsgård , Sam Hargrave, Johannes, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson , Til Scheiger, Barbara Sokowa.

It could be construed as Spy versus Spy but without the humour or anarchic level of higher learning and yet Atomic Blonde takes on the genre with surprisingly good value and with a storyline that is surrounded by one of the great moments in European history; the Berlin had stood as a symbol of the Cold War for 28 years but as the heat exchanged between Charlize Theron and all who stood in her built up, Atomic Blonde is nothing but explosive from start to the inevitable fall out.

Underworld: Blood Wars. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, James Faulkner, Peter Anderrson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, Daisy Head, Oliver Stark, Sveta Driga.

It was probably too much to ask that Kate Beckinsale completely transform herself from an action star to a fully fledged actor of incredible repute, too much to hope that certain parts could be left behind as a reminder of what it takes to get into films and relish the accolades thrust upon her shelves at home in the rush of excitement that was in evidence in the brilliant Love and Friendship. Yes it may pay the bills, it probably does keep the actor in the eyes of the cinema goer and there is arguably still a certain amount of mileage left in the tank in the Underworld franchise but still, it should be noted that Kate Beckinsale is a talent not to be allowed to stagnate.

I, Claudius. Television Review. B.B.C.4.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Derek Jacobi, George Baker, John Hurt, Brian Blessed, Patrick Stewart, Siân Phillips, Patricia Quinn, Christopher Biggins, Ian Ogilvy, James Faulkner, Simon MacCorkindale, Sheila Ruskin, Angela Morant, Graham Seed, Jo Rowbottom, Bernard Hill, Norman Rossington, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hepton, Barbara Young, John Cater, Kevin McNally.