Jackie review: by Rob Stoakes
UK certification: 15
There are people still mourning.
We look at the life he led, all of the accomplishments attributed to him, and the state of the world both at the height of his glory and at the point he left it, and we ask ourselves “Why?” One of our great icons that millions looked up to and will continue to look up, gone in an instant. No, it won’t make his work vanish, but still a tragedy nonetheless.
I’m of course talking about the death of John Hurt earlier this year, one of the greatest stage actors ever and in my personal top ten. He most certainly deserves an entire article dedicated to him on this site, and I would really like it if his legacy doesn’t end up boiling down to Jackie, which overall is kind of naff.
By Adam Brannon
Those of you who keep up to date with the goings on in the film world may be thinking Gods of Egypt was released way back in February; and you’d be right for thinking that.
The film, directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot, Knowing) performed so poorly in America at the start of the year that its UK release was scrapped, until now. But is the resulting film as bad as its figures would suggest? Or are we looking at a future cult classic?
Meryl Streep has won the prize for ‘Best Actress (Drama)’ at the 2012 Golden Globes for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. The actress was visibly stunned by the award and thanked the people of England for their warm reception to her portrayal of the ex-Prime Minister. Continue reading