Few contemporary actresses seem to possess a penchant for period pieces quite like Keira Knightley. Since appearing as Elizabeth Bennett in the 2005 big screen version of Pride and Prejudice, Knightley has featured in historical dramas such as Atonement (2007), The Duchess (2008) and Anna Karenina (2012), often delivering performances that are singularly better than […]

The Square

I don’t know what the best film might have been at the Cannes Film Festival last year, but it does not surprise me that The Square emerged as the Palme d’Or winner.  This is an audacious, thought provoking, unique and hugely entertaining piece of cinema as social commentary; a sprawling satire that delves into myriad […]


Britain has a fine tradition of making films in which the working class are very much front and centre of proceedings and Pride is the latest such offering. The backdrop for this story is the 1984 miner’s strike, a 12-month battle between mine workers and the Thatcher government over the decision to close several mines […]