Tag Archives: Robert Henderson

A very British hero

A very British hero Robert Henderson’s take on the Turing biopic The Imitation Game  Main Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke Matthew Goode as Hugh Alexander Mark Strong as Maj. Gen. Stewart Menzies Charles Dance … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden – hero of our time?

  Edward Snowden – hero of our time? Robert Henderson asks some awkward questions Citizenfour Main appearances: Jacob Appelbaum Ewen MacAskill Edward Snowden Director: Laura Poitras Running time: 114 minutes This documentary about state surveillance revolves around Edward Snowden as … Continue reading

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Safety catch off

Safety catch off Robert Henderson is engrossed by an evocation of “The Troubles” ’71 Main cast: Jack O’Connell as Gary Hook Richard Dormer as Eamon Charlie Murphy as Brigid David Wilmot as Boyle Sean Harris as Captain Sandy Browning Killian … Continue reading

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On the Cusp of Modernity

On the Cusp of Modernity Robert Henderson enjoys Timothy Spall as Turner Mr Turner: Main cast Timothy Spall as Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Dorothy Atkinson as Hannah Danby Paul Jesson as William Turner Marion Bailey as Sophia Booth Ruth Sheen … Continue reading

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War Boys

War Boys Robert Henderson has a tiger in his tank Fury Main cast: Brad Pitt as US Army Staff Sergeant Don “Wardaddy” Collier Shia LaBeouf as Technician Fifth Grade Boyd “Bible” Swan Logan Lerman as Private Norman “Machine” Ellison Michael … Continue reading

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Replay – Last Orders – The desolation of quiet desperation

Replay – Last Orders – The desolation of quiet desperation Robert Henderson discovers that more may not be less Last orders, main cast – Michael Caine as Jack Dodds, Tom Courtenay as Vic Tucker, David Hemmings as Lenny, Bob Hoskins … Continue reading

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A drama of the everyday

A drama of the everyday Robert Henderson relishes the return of the real Film review – Locke, 2014. Locke, main cast – Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke, Ruth Wilson as Katrina (voice), Olivia Colman as Bethan (voice), Andrew Scott as Donal … Continue reading

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Conquest by other means

Conquest by other means Robert Henderson lauds Derek Turner’s latest novel Sea Changes, Derek Turner, Washington Summit Publishers, Washington, ISBN 978-1-59368-002-2, 2nd edition, 2014 The time is somewhere around the present: the place is England. Thirty-seven bodies wash-up on the … Continue reading

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Belle – slave to ideological fashion ROBERT HENDERSON

Belle – slave to ideological fashion Director Amma Asante ROBERT HENDERSON This is a straightforward propaganda film in the politically correct interest, the particular interest being that of racial prejudice and slavery. It is the latest in a slew of … Continue reading

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FILM – Transcendence ROBERT HENDERSON

Transcendence Director: Wally Pfister In terms of pure filmmaking, this is a seriously flawed film. The dialogue is often clunking, there is a lack of character development and  the storyline is weak. Nonetheless, it  is a work which will repay seeing because … Continue reading

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