Posts Tagged ‘Kit Harington’

Film Review: Spooks: The Greater Good

May 05 2015

Remember Spooks?  If so, you’re in good company: some 9 million people tuned in to it during its heyday, so the team behind Spooks: The Greater Good, which is released on Friday, certificate 15, must feel they’re on to a winner.

Some familiar faces from the series are back – most importantly Peter Firth as Harry Pearce – but adapting a TV show for the big screen is notoriously full of pitfalls.  And, with so many fans looking forward to its arrival, will there by anything for those who are new to it?  London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, has the film under surveillance ……

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Film review (a new perspective on Vera Brittain’s memoirs): Testament Of Youth

Jan 14 2015

After last year’s commemorations of World War I, it seems strange that the big screen version of one of the most significant books to come out of that traumatic time is released this week.

Not that it detracts from the emotional power of Testament Of Youth (certificate 12A), the first ever translation of Vera Brittain’s memoirs to the big screen.  And it’s a story that’s still echoes down the decades.

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