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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp.

Damnation of any kind can eat away at your soul, from the careless whispering challenge to the outburst in which people regret their poorly chosen words of anger, all is sent out into the world like a Pandora’s Box of ill will; the revenge of something taken and the need to redress the balance is uppermost in such human episodes of grief made sentiments taken to extremes.

Secret In Their Eyes, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris, Alfred Molina, Joe Cole, Michael Kelly, Zoe Graham, Patrick Davis, Eileen Fogarty, Lyndon Smith, Kim Yarborough, Mark Famiglietti, Amir Malaklou, Niko Nicotera, Dennis Keiffer, Don Harvey.

Remaking a film for an English speaking audience can be problematic, it can detract from the spectacle that originally played out or even lose some of the drive that first made the story a hit, thankfully the producers behind Secret In Their Eyes have kept the tension and effort of concentration in place and the final pay off is one that still catches the audience unawares.

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

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Imelda Staunton, Matt Lucas, Madeline Harris, Samuel Joslin, Matt King, Tim Downie, Geoffrey Palmer, Jim Broadbent, Michael Bond, Alice Lowe, Simon Farnaby, Dominic Coleman, Will Smith, Javier Martez.

In even the most unassuming of people, there is the potential for greatness and joy. The tales of Paddington Bear are amongst the most loved in children’s literature television, and yet the stories are so well imagined and presented, that like all the best characters from British Literature they appeal right across the age spectrum and the latest incarnation for the cinema is just as enjoyable and just as much fun as an audience member could ever hope for.

Before I Go To Sleep, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff, Dean Charles Chapman, Adam Levy, Jing Lusi, Flynn MacArthur, Charlie Gardner, Llewella Gideon, Rosie MacPherson, Hannah Blamires, Chris Cowlin, Kevin Hudson, Nick Turner.

For Christine Lucas, every day is a fresh start. Where others might resolve to begin the day anew and go out of their way in which to make other’s lives better, for Christine Lucas, each day is a torture, a realisation that she has no idea who she is or why she looks older than her suggested mind age of in her 20s.

The Railway Man, Film Review. FACT Cinema, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård, Sam Reid, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tanroh Ishida, Marta Dusseldorp, Masa Yamaguchi, Keiichi Enomoto, James Fraser, Shoota Tanahashi, Akos Armont.

 

The Railway Man might face strong competition for the title of Best British film in 2014 but it won’t for the want of being an absolutely brilliant film with a cast that shines throughout and with the horrors of war not glossed over and forgotten. It is not a film to be taken lightly; it should be approached, just like the other film out this weekend, 12 Years A Slave, as not just a piece of cinema, to be sat through and then left discarded at the foot of the mind as other films get shown throughout the year, but as a piece of history, cinematic or otherwise.

Master Of British Comedy, Eric Sykes, Dies Aged 89.

Originally published by L.S. Media July 4th 2012.

Eric Sykes, star of radio, television and film comedy has died today at the age of 89.

Eric Sykes was a true star of television and film comedy, a writer whose reputation went before him and whose style and grace epitomised the mediums to their fullest and endearing potential.

Born in Oldham, Lancashire on the 4th of May 1923, Eric Sykes would go on to become one of the leading lights in British comedy. He frequently wrote for some of the legends of the time including Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Frankie Howerd and Birmingham born comic Tony Hancock.