Tag Archives: Tom Courtney

Dad’s Army, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 5/10

Cast: Toby Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtney, Mark Gatiss, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays, Sarah Lancashire, Emily Atack, Ian Lavender, Bill Paterson, Frank Williams, Alison Steadman, Annette Crosby, Holli Dempsey, Martin Savage, Felicity Montague, Oliver Tobias, Julia Foster.

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be but sometimes by revisiting the past you are in danger of completely undermining all the excellent work that once went on before; the package and the idea may look appealing but the beyond the sentimental, the finished article is a pale and perhaps at times, irritating shadow.

45 Years, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtney, Dolly Wells, Geraldine James, Richard Cunningham, Hannah Chalmers, David Sibley, Sam Alexander, Max Rudd, Michelle Finch, Camille Ucan, Kevin Matadeen, Paul Goldsmith, Charles Booth, Peter Dean Jackson, Lucy Temple, Richard Banham, Ellie Tivey, Martin Atkinson.

 

The idyllic nature of a good marriage can be measured in not just years but how these years came about. To reach any number of years with stories and comfort is one thing but when it can be undermined by a figure from the past, one long unthought-of, the presence of them can be un-nerving, even after 45 Years.