Tag Archives: Paul Anderson

Hostiles. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Jessie Plemons, Rory Cochrane, Jonathan Majors,  Scott Shepherd, David Midthunder, Gray Wolf Herrera, John Benjamin Hickey, Stafford Douglas, Stephen Lang, Bill Camp, Wes Studi, Timothee Chalamet, Adam Beach, Orianka Kilcher, Tanaya Beatty, Peter Mullan, Austin Rising, Robyn Malcolm, Ryan Bingham, Paul Anderson, Ben Foster, Scott Lounde.

Paul Anderson, The High Summit. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

It is the moment of high praise when listening to a set of instrumental songs on an album, that the person being serenaded by just sound can reflect on more than just colours, the shapes of aural description and the repose of the strings and brass offered; it is the highest of accolades when that music stirs the imagination and words flow invisibly, like ripples of poetry, down through each instrument and every bar.

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

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9.5/10

Cast: Leonardo diCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge, Duane Howard, Melaw Nakehk’o, Fabrice Adde, Arthur Redcloud, Christopher Rosamond, Robert Moloney, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fletcher, Tyson Wood, McCaleb Burnett, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Grace Dove, Chesley Wilson.

There are extraordinary feats of human endeavour that you just have to marvel at, lessons from people in the past to how they conducted themselves under severe pressure and extremes and how perhaps as young infants of the 21st Century we have lost that natural affinity to stretch ourselves against such adversity.

In The Heart Of The Sea, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, Tom Holland, Paul Anderson, Frank Dillane, Joseph Mawle, Edward Ashley, Sam Keeley, Osy Ikhile, Gary Beadle, Jamie Sives, Morgan Chetcuti, Charlotte Riley, Nicholas Jones, Donald Sumpter, Richard Bremmer, Jordi Mollà, Victor Solé, Nordin Aoures, Santi López, Christian Esquivel, Harry Jardine, Jamie Michie, Andy Wareham, Mark Southworth, Frans Huber, Christopher Keegan, Stephanie Jacob, Kierron Quest, Michael Cronin, Martin Wilde, Nick Tabone, Luca Tosi.

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

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Bettany, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Colin Morgan, Paul Anderson, Aneurin Barnard, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald, Kevin McNally, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Sam Hoare, Shane Attwooll, Samantha Pearl, Jane Wood, John Sessions.

 

There was nothing glamorous about the Krays, not in the strictest sense of the word and yet they held the East End of London in such a thrall that glamour took on a completely different meaning. It was physical allure of charm personified to an area of London that had been treated for too long as the personal plaything of the destructive and warped; so why should the Swinging Sixties be any different.

’71, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Jack O’ Connell, Paul Anderson, Sam Reid, Seam Harris, Charlie Murphy, Sam Hazeldine, Killian Scott, Richard Dormer, Barry Keoghan, David Wilmot, Martin McCann, Corey McKinley, Valene Kane, Paul Popplewell, Amy Molloy, Joshua Hill, Eric Campbell, Ben Peel, Jack Lowden, Nicola-Jayne Wells, Lee Bolton, Babou Casey, Liam McMahon, Denise Gough, Paul Bergquist, Dawn Bradfield.

In any war there are always two sides to the tale. Both sides normally deserve airing, with certain objections to history and they deserve to be told with the greatest of respect and humility; a chance for an understanding to be reached before the apportioning of blame, retribution and justice can be sought.

The Great Train Robbery: The Robber’s Tale. Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Luke Evans, Neil Maskell, Jack Roth, Bethany Muir, Martin Compston, Paul Anderson, Nicholas Murchie, Del Synott, Jack Gordon, Nigel Collins, Eliza Doolittle, Robert Glenister, Stuart Graham, Bill Thomas, Eric Hulme.

Those behind the 1988 film Buster should look upon The Great Train Robbery: The Robber’s Tale as a way to tell a story properly and without the large amount of buckets of whitewash in which to dip the carcass of post-war police work and the glamorisation of those involved in a crime that shook the very foundations of life in the U.K. already rocked by the scandal surrounding John Profumo and Christine Keeler.

Sherlock Holmes, Game of Shadows. Film Review.

Originally published by L.S. Media. December 21st 2011.L.S. Media Rating *****

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, Paul Anderson, Geraldine James.

Everybody has their favourite Sherlock Holmes. It’s a question that gets asked frequently alongside, “So, who is your favourite Bond?” Conversations in pubs go on for hours up and down the country as each generation extols the virtue of, to their mind, the best person to portray the great detective Sherlock Holmes. The one with the best flaws, the little defects that make the man’s mind so fascinating. Of course it could depend on what era you grew up in. To a previous generation before my own, you hear the dulcet tones of Basil Rathbone being mooted, like a fine whisky that’s been kept in a special reserve for 40 years and only opened after a long and protracted battle of wits. There can be no escaping his clutches once you open the bottle.