Tag Archives: Sam Hoare

The Mercy. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Colin Forth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Buchan, Finn Elliot, Jonathan Bailey, Ken Stott, Adrian Schiller, Sam Hoare, Kit Conner, Eleanor Stagg, Simon McBurney.

There is a fine line between the hopeless romantic adventurer and the lie told in which to preserve the memory of what you set out to achieve; it is a line so thin that you cannot but help pity and remorse for those left behind to pick up the pieces of the notion and want of derring-do and you cannot help but feel the blur of admiration that strikes home, the sense of forlorn hope that cannot but be helped be seen as glorious failure and which makes the most interesting of stories.

Dickensian, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Rae, Sophie Rundle, Alexandra Moen, Joseph Quinn, Tom Weston-Jones, Pauline Collins, Robert Wilfort, Omid Djalili, Peter Firth, Jennifer Hennessy, Caroline Quentin, Richard Ridings, Anton Lesser, Laurel Jordan, Adrian Rawlins, Mark Stanley, Christopher Fairbank, Ned Dennehy, John Heffernan, Ben Starr, Brenock O’Connor, Bethany Muir, Phoebe Dynevor, Ellie Haddington, Richard Cordery, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, Sam Hoare, Antonia Bernath.

To understand the present, you have to know what happened before, you have to know the story of how a person got to the position in life they inhabit on the day you met them, after that their life makes sense, it has significance.

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.

Life In Squares, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Eve Best, Phoebe Fox, Catherine McCormack, Lydia Leonard, Jack Davenport, Rupert Penry-Jones, James Norton, Ed Birch, Christian Brassington, Lucy Boynton, Andrew Havill, Sam Hoare, Eleanor Bron, James Clay, Deborah Findlay, Ron Heaps, Guy Henry, Edmund Kingsley, Anton Lesser, James Northcote, Emily Bruni, Edmund Digby-Jones, Guy Henry, Finn Jones, Adam Palsson, Simon Thomas, Elliot Cowan, Rosie Ede, Jenny Howe, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Marianne Oldham, Simon Thomas, Al Weaver.

 

An Adventure in Space and Time, Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: David Bradley, Jessica Raine, Sacha Dhawan, Brian Cox, Jamie Glover, Jemma Powell, Claudia Grant, Anna-Lisa Drew, Reece Sheersmith, William Russell, Carole Ann Ford,  Sophie Holt, Nicholas Briggs, Sarah Winter, Jeff Rawle, Andrew Woodall, Ian Hallard, David Annen, Sam Hoare, Mark Eden, Lesley Manville, Cara Jenkins, Reece Pockney, Charlie Kemp, Roger May.

Bert And Dickie. B.B.C. Television. Television Review.

Originally published on L.S. Media. 26th July 2012.

Matt Smith and Sam Hoare as Bert and Dickie. Picture from the B.B.C.

L.S. Media Rating ****

Cast: Matt Smith, Sam Hoare, Geoffrey Palmer, Douglas Hodge, Thomas Arnold, Matt Barber, John Bird, Ron Cook, James Frain, Clive Merrison, Clive Russell, Sarah Vickers.

There will always be one story to come out of an Olympic Games that is ripe many years later to get a writer of quality excited and in turn the creative juices will bring about a script that is both touching and passionate and yet reveals the hidden anguish behind some of the great Olympians.