“A charming adaptation” Into the Woods review

INTO THE WOODS   (UK CERT: PG)

Director: Rob Marshall   

Music: Nathaniel Mechaly

Starring: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden


Wolves, witches and giants all appear in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s popular musical which takes all the best bits of our favourite fairytales and mashes them together in one engaging, song-filled rollercoaster.

However, musical movie adaptations are notoriously difficult to get right, from casting restraints to the inclusion of all the songs, transferring them to the silver screen is not something to be entered into lightly. So does director Rob Marhsall’s effort elevate itself above its peers? Continue reading

“A Striking Visual Translation” The Giver – Review

THE GIVER   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Phillip Noyce  

Music: Marco Beltrami

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgard


Over the last decade, cinema-going audiences have had the treat of numerous adaptations of popular young adult novels. Some of them have been particularly great – the Harry Potter series the highlight – whilst others have been less than stellar – Twilight, I’m looking at you.

However, with The Hunger Games on the edge of its tantalising conclusion, director Phillip Noyce introduces teens and adults alike to a whole new world in The Giver, but can it seduce audiences which have already had numerous fantasy worlds to enjoy? Continue reading

Meryl Streep’s Best Roles: Top 5

Who doesn’t love Meryl Streep? Apart from Donald Trump of course, but nobody counts him right? Arguably seen as one of the planet’s greatest actresses, she’s had a diverse career that has spanned decades.

From musicals to political dramas, there is no genre this talented lady can’t excel in, and this is what we’re celebrating with our latest top 5. These are our picks for Meryl Streep’s best performances and a countdown of her top 5 roles ever! Without further ado, let’s begin, but will any of your favourites make the cut?

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Meryl Streep wins Golden Globe for Iron Lady

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