MINI British Film Festival – Military Wives Movie Review
This ensemble grows and becomes much more than just a singing group and it increases in importance as its participants deal with the pressures and tragedy that can accompany life in the army. The large cast provides different view points from the various rungs of the military ladder.
Kristin Scott Thomas delivers one of her textbook perfect performances as a repressed English lady with too much privilege and seemingly not enough humanity. There is more to her than ...
MINI British Film Festival – Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Movie Review
The black sheep of the family, David, has been invited and everyone is not happy with that decision. Every family member seems to have their own agenda and enjoying each others company is not part of the plan. Self-serving opinions are constantly delivered under breath and truths are revealed.
Writer/director Ben Wheatley takes aim at the forced family dynamic and hits his target with precision and a dark wit. Acidity and sarcasm runs rampant and it’s all ...
MINI British Film Festival – Old Boys Movie Review
The girl in question is Agnes (Pauline Etienne), the headstrong daughter of the school’s new French teacher played by Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds). As the budding romance between Agnes and Winchester progresses, it soon runs off the rails. From this point on things lunge towards the slap stick before it finishes with serious intent.
The film successfully mixes humour with a number of worthwhile life lessons. It’s all filtered through that established ...
THE BRITISH ARE COMING – announcement of the MINI British Film Festival Programme
The Festival will open nationally with MILITARY WIVES from director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty, 1997). Kristin Scott Thomas leads this inspiring drama about the bravery of the women of war, and the power of the music that saved them. And closing the Festival will be the highly anticipated film THE GOOD LIAR. Based on the widely acclaimed novel by Nicholas Searle, Oscar-winning screenwriter Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, 1998) directs this wicked thriller featuring magnificent lead ...