Tag Archives: Olivia Coleman

The Lobster, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Coleman, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen, Jessica Barden, Angeliki Papoulia, Ariane Labed, Roland Ferrandi, Ewen MacIntosh, Roland Ferrandi, Garry Mountaine, EmmaEdel O’Shea, Garry Mountaine.

There are films that engross you, that pull you in from the very start, the intrigue of the dynamic opening, that no matter how the film progresses from that point, no matter the connection made between film-goer and intended meaning by the writer and director, you are already living and breathing in the black celluloid dystopia on offer, such is the surreal quality of life and of The Lobster.

London Road, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Olivia Coleman, Anita Dobson, Tom Hardy, Kate Fleetwood, Paul Thornley, Eloise Laurence, Philip Howard, Lynne Wilmot, Janet Henfrey, Calvin Demba, Nicola Sloane, Jenny Galloway, Gillian Bevan, Rosalie Craig, Alecky Blythe, Michael Shaeffer, Rae Baker, Paul Hilton, Nick Holder, Howard Ward, Linzi Hateley, Hal Fowler, Alexia Khadime, Meg Suddaby, Dean Nolan.

It won’t be the first film or musical to be made after a killing spree but London Road is perhaps arguably one of the first in which deals with how a community that had the viper in its nest, deals with the infamy attached to its soul once the murderer has been locked away from society.

Broadchurch, Television Review. Series Two, Episode Eight.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles, James D’Arcy, Meera Syal, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Bailey, Tanya Franks, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Andrews, Matthew Gravelle, Shaun Dooley, Eliza Bennett, Lucy Cohu, Simone McAullay, Joe Sims, Charlotte Beaumont, Adam Wilson, Tom Rosenthal, Hollie Burgess, Lucas Hare.

It should never have been in any doubt that there would be a third series of Broadchurch commissioned, such a programme cannot be dismissed so easily with just two series underneath its belt and yet as the Not Guilty verdict came tumbling off the tongue of the Chairperson, there must have been an inkling that the original case was far from over.

Broadchurch: Series Two, Episode Seven. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles, James D’Arcy, Meera Syal, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Franks, Tanya Bailey, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Andrews, Matthew Gravelle, Lucy Cohu, Shaun Dooley, Adam Wilson, Simone McAullay, Joe Simms, Tom Rosenthal, Hollie Burgess, Lucas Hare.

The penultimate episode of a long running drama is just as important as the bitter conclusion. The viewer has had the set up in the initial opening episode and stayed the course, but if the penultimate instalment doesn’t leave the viewer hanging on the edge of the chair, shouting in frustration, even if they know that answers are never that easy, then all is lost and time and tide wash away the burgeoning expectation and the final reveal is taken away.

Broadchurch, Television Review. Series Two, Episode Six.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles, Charlotte Beaumont, Lucy Cohu, Joe Sims, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Bailey, Tanya Franks, Simone McAullay, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, Charlotte Rampling, Meera Syal, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Andrews, Matthew Gravelle, Adam Wilson, Shaun Dooley, Amanda Drew, Eliza Bennett, Hollie Burgess.

At some point the healing process has to begin, it must be seen to mend and restore; however before it does, like a scab that you cannot help but pick at, the blood-letting must continue and at times it may feel like the hurting will never stop.

Broadchurch, Television Review. Series Two, Episode Four.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles, James D’Arcy, Meera Syal, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Bailey, Tanya Franks, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Andrews, Matthew Gravelle, Shaun Dooley, Amanda Drew, Joe Simms, Adam Wilson, Lucy Cohu, Thusitha Jayasundera, Hannah Rae, Hollie Burgess, Brendan Murphy, Lucas Hare.

 

The writer of Broadchurch must love playing with audience’s minds so much that he seems to take them to the point of one explainable and rational theory, before offering a certain line or screen shot which might go unnoticed in the melee of damnation and finger pointing, and a new line of though runs through the head and screams, “What about me?”

Broadchurch, Television Review. Series Two, Episode Three.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Arthur Darvill, Eve Myles, James D’ Arcy, Meera Syal, Caroline Pickles, Jonathan Bailey, Tanya Franks, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, William Andrews, Charlotte Latimer, Steve Bennett, Amanda Drew, Eliza Newbury, Pippa Gillespie, Andrew Darlington, Margery Knight, Neil Stanley, Abigail Hardingham, Stephanie Clift.

Courtroom dramas are the stuff of legends when it comes to television. The after effects and fall out of the police investigation just as riveting as the methodical way in which the case is built up from the start by the detective.

Broadchurch. Series Two, Episode Two. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Charlotte Beaumont, Matthew Gravelle, Tanya Franks, Meera Syal, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Bailey, Joe Sims, Arthur Darvill, Simone McAullay, Charlotte Rampling, Eve Myles, William Andrews, Paul Blackwell, James D’Arcy, Peter De Jersey, Janet Dibley, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Simone McAullay, .

Who’s to blame when an alleged killer is liable to walk free when overwrought and built up emotions are fully bared out for public consumption? The sensible, rational and unimpaired face of judgement we sometimes are forced to wear by society’s expectation comes crashing down and in a single action, an unhindered show of emotions, a case against a killer throws everything into question.

Broadchurch, Series Two, Episode One. Television Review.

 

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Charlotte Beaumont, Tanya Franks, Carolyn Pickles, Jonathan Bailey, Joe Sims, Arthur Darvill, Simone McAullay, Charlotte Rampling, Eve Myles.

You can always rely on Chris Chibnall to throw a rather large spanner into the works. Not content with bringing one of the best detectives and certainly one of the most unique series to British television in 2013, he now invites all to revisit Broadchurch for a second time, and by doing so, throws everything that the viewer thought they knew completely and utterly into a frenzied doubt.

The Ghosts Of Kirkdale, Theatre Review. Unity Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating: * * * *

Cast: Ashleigh Jones, Nicola Ravenscroft, Rhiannon Davies McCabe, Amy McAlan, Kate Emmett, Emily Rigby, Courtney Carragher, Emily Washington, Olivia Coleman, Reece Armstrong, John Risley, Ceri Wyn, Ian Curran, Nigel Peever.

There have been many memorable Victorian characters created over the years. Perhaps Charles Dickens springs to mind as one who really captured what life was like with his descriptions of the workhouse and his over the top characters. For writer Lyn Wakefield Ghosts Of  Kirkdale is such a snapshot of grim Victorian life but told from the perspective of children.