Tag Archives: Helen Mirren

Eye In The Sky review — Death from Above 2016

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Directed by Gavin Hood | Written by Guy Hibbert | 102 min | ▲▲▲△△ What is one little girl's life worth weighed against the imminent death of dozens? That's the morality play at the centre of Eye In The Sky, a clever, well-structured drama stretched taut around a single event. Col. Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren, typically sterling)… Read More

Trumbo review — Blacklist blues

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Directed by Jay Roach | Written by John McNamara, adapting a book by Bruce Cook | 124 min | ▲▲▲△△ One thing you can count on: Hollywood's interest in itself never flags. In this case, the interest is reasonably warranted: 25 years in the life of Dalton Trumbo, an esteemed screenwriter who had the poor fortune… Read More

The Debt review

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Directed by John MaddenWritten by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan,based on the film Ha-Hov by Assaf Bernstein and Ido RosenblumRachel Singer (Helen Mirren), ex-husband Stephan Gold (Tom Wilkinson) and ex-pat David Peretz (Ciaran Hinds) are national heroes in their homeland of Israel. In the mid-1960s they were Mossad agents, assigned to East Berlin… Read More