Tag Archives: Julian Rhind-Tutt

SS:GB. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Sam Riley, James Cosmo, Fritz Kellermann, Kate Bosworth, Lars Eidinger, Maeve Dermody, Jason Flemyng, Jonathan Cass, Sam Kronis, Christina Cole, Lucas Gregorowicz, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Andrew Bicknell, James Northcote, Michael Epp, Aneurin Barnard, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Webb.

 

In the last century one of the defining moments for Britain is the Second World War, we seem to make the most of a single act of defiance that because of what could be perceived as arrogance by others, we cheerfully, and most times out of disrespect to the those we are trying to insult, love to tell the line about how Britain won the war.

Banished, Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Julian Rhind-Tutt, MyAnna Buring, Russell Tovey, David Wenham, Orla Brady, Ewen Bremner, Ryan Corr, David Dawson, Ned Dennehy, Brooke Harman, Joseph Millson, Nicholas Moss, Adam Nagaitis, Genevieve O’ Reilly, Joanna Vanderham, David Walmsley, Bianca Rudman, Jordan Patrick Smith, Tim McCunn.

 

Castles In The Sky. Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Eddie Izzard, Karl Davies, Laura Frazer, David Hayman, Alex Jennings, Julian Rhind Tutt, Tim McInnerny, Iain McKee, Joe Bone, Stephen Chance, Nick Elliott, Lesley Harcourt, Carl Heap, Celyn Jones, Arron Tulloch.

It is perhaps appropriate that on the week the country remembers the 75th anniversary of Britain’s entry into the Second World War that the B.B.C. should show the story of how Britain was saved in the early days of The Battle of Britain by no small measure of ingenuity, sacrifice and imagination from the fathers of RADAR, Robert Watson Watt and Skip Wilkins.

Lucy, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbæk, Analeigh Tipton, Nicholas Phongpheth, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Luca Angeletti, Loïc Brabant, Pierre Grammont, Bertrand Quoniam, Pascal Loison.

Scarlett Johansson seems to be everywhere you look during the last couple of years. Not only is that a testament to the actor’s work, productivity and sheer enjoyment for cinema goers but it stands in good stead for the fact that in her latest cinematic release, Lucy, she really is everywhere. In a film which for the most part plays fast and loose with the cinema fan’s intelligence, Ms. Johansson, along with the ever reliable Morgan Freeman, the wonderful find of Amr Waked and Min-sik Choi, gives a performance that at least makes her stand out amongst the backdrop of instability and sometimes utterly ridiculous story line.

Inside No 9: Sardines. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Timothy West, Anne Reid, Ophelia Lovibond, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Key, Luke Pasqualino, Anna Chancellor, Marc Wooton, Ben Willbond.

There is something quite wonderfully chilling in having Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton back on television together. Even without their League of Gentlemen co-star Mark Gatiss around, the chemistry, the pleasing abundance of visual darkness and comedy that filters through to make great and worthy programmes is enough to make you weep tears of joy as you become yet again embroiled into their latest world.

Rush, Film Review. FACT Cinema, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino, Christian McKay, Sean Edwards, Martin J. Smith, Rob Austin, Tom Wlaschiha, Alistair Petrie, Julian Rhind Tutt, Stephen Mangan.

One of the greatest sporting rivalries of all time certainly deserves the finest attention, the doting and sometimes critical eye of one of Hollywood’s premium directors and a script that captures the imagination and complexity of two of the motor-racing world’s most enduring figures. Ron Howard’s Rush delivers everything you could ever want in a film that looks at the relationship of man and machine…or in this case two men who dominated the sport in 1976, Britain’s James Hunt and Austria’s Niki Luada, the ultimate sporting playboy who revelled in the excess of life and the cool reserved detachment of a man born to be a winner.

Wodehouse In Exile, Television Review. B.B.C.4.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Tim Pigott-Smith, Zoe Wanamaker, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Curran McKay, Simon Coury, Robert Cooper, Paul Ritter, Flora Montgomery, Paul Mallon, Niall Cusack, Kevin Trainor, Conor Grimes, Richard Dormer, Ian McElhinney, Paul Kennedy.

The Lady Vanishes, Television Review. B.B.C. Television.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast:  Tuppence Middleton, Tom Hughes, Selina Cadell, Keeley Hawes, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Stephanie Cole, Gemma Jones, Alex Jennings, Sandy McDade, Pip Torrens, Benedickte Hansen, Jesper Christensen, Charles Aitken, Zsuzsu David.

In the best traditions of Agatha Christie do others dare attempt to follow and for the second time since the definitive version directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1938, The Lady Vanishes, originally written by Ethel Lina White, gets an all star treatment, a huge budget that would make some television and film directors wince at the thought at what they could achieve with a fraction and in the end whilst laudable unfortunately doesn’t stand up to any of the recent highs the B.B.C. has managed this year in its drama department.

Frankie Howerd: The Lost Tapes. Channel 4. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

When Frankie Howerd died in April 1992, the British public lost one of its dearest television and stage stars. Along with Tony Hancock, Sid James, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Frankie Howerd was a real superstar of his age and in three separate eras he managed to woo a different generation and grab them by both their funny bones.