Tag Archives: Jonathan Aris

Death Of Stalin. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurlenko, Steve Buscemi, Rupert Friend, Jeffrey Tambor, Paddy Considine, Richard Brake, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paul Whitehouse, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jonathan Aris, Adrian McLoughlin, Gerard Lepkowski, Dermot Crowley, Cara Horgan.

Politics is a game of wills, the necessity of horse trading played out on a global scale and one in which the sides change so quickly that any gains made one individual are soon scattered to the dusty footnotes of history. It is a game that when played well deserves its own satire, the weak and ineffective politicians get forgotten, the ones who scramble to the top have no other choice but to face the fact that even in death they will be satirised and parodied by the best of writers.

Churchill. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy, Danny Webb, Jonathan Aris, George Anton, Steven Cree, Angela Costello, Peter Ormond, Kevin Findlay.

Rogue One, A Star Wars Story. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Jimmy Smits, Alistair Petrie, Genevieve O’Reilly, Ben Daniels, Paul Kasey, Ian McElhinney, Fares Fares, Jonathan Aris, James Earl Jones, Valene Kane, Daniel Mays.

It was always inevitable, always going to happen at some point, perhaps in a galaxy not too far away but someone was always going to produce a prequel to the prequels and do it after all the sequels had been set near enough in Cordite. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the tale that all fans of the space saga has fully deserved, the one big hole that needed not just filling, but doing so with respect, with elegance and style and perhaps even with the odd nod to the Universe at large.

Midsomer Murders: Saints And Sinners. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Manjinder Virk, Jonathan Aris, Julia Sawalha, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Srafano Braschi, Adam Gillett, Ralf Little, Gabrielle Lloyd, Edward MacLiam, Pippa Nixon, Ruth Sheen, Malcolm Sinclair, Kim Vithana.

Brothers at war over the truth, a village facing a type of unprecedented, a kind of spiritual extinction and turmoil as three different factions start a fight over the remains of a woman long since dead and the pilgrimage, faith and act of monetary devotion that criss-crosses them all; it is just another case for D.I. Barnaby as the Saints and Sinners flock together in Midsomer Murders.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott, Amanda Abbington, Louise Brealey, Jonathan Aris, Tim McInnerny, Natasha O’Keeffe, Yasmine Akram, Taj Smith, Gerald Kyd, Daniel Fearn, Stephanie Hyam, Damian Samuels, Charles Furness, Adam Greaves- Neal, Jessie Hawkes, Dionne Vincent, Kishan Maru, Gavin Lee Lewis, Tim Barlow, David Nellist, Alex Austin.

It is a war we must lose”, muses Mycroft as he sits with corpulent and greed running through his veins and it seems in every battle there must come a realisation that that the enemy we are fighting is the one that is naturally our ally.

The Game, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Tom Hughes, Jonathan Aris, Brian Cox, Victoria Hamilton, Shaun Dooley, Paul Ritter, Chloe Pirrie, Rachel Stirling, Zana Marjanovic, Yevgeni Sitokhin, Judy Parfitt, Marcel Lures, Tim Bentinck, Gemma Chan, Jay Simpson, Anton Lesser, Craig Conway, Scott Handy, Richard McCabe, Alistair Petrie, Steven Mackintosh.

 

Sherlock: His Last Vow (Series Three). Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington, Lars Mikkelsen, Louise Brealey, Mark Gatiss, Lindsay Duncan, Una Stubbs, Yasmine Akram, Rupert Graves, Andrew Scott, Jonathan Aris, Tom Brooke, Wanda Ventham, Timothy Carlton, Calvin Demba, Tim Wallers, Glen Davies, Brigid Zengeni, Matthew Welsa, Louis Oliver.

Some things are just over a little too quickly. They are still magnificent, they keep you entertained and intrigued but the sense of having to wait for a lengthy period of time for a new series just as the action has reached a boiling point, a natural high of deduction, is far too much for some to bear.