2 items from 2014
Philomena is as surprising in its existence as it is in its ability to transform a story that ought to be cliche syrup into something real and moving. The film’s ability to deliver honest emotion may be more surprising, given the synopsis, but the existence question may need some explanation.
Steve Coogan, of Alan Partridge and other comedic efforts fame, isn’t a name you immediately associate with not only starring in a venture like this, but also co-writing it and becoming something of a driving force behind the production. Moreover, it’s rare to get anyone behind a film that is taking a pretty serious shot at the Catholic Church, much less big names like Judi Dench and Stephen Frears. And, speaking of Stephen Frears, though he manages a lot of variety in his films, ranging from Dangerous Liasions, and Liam, to High Fidelity, and Tamara Drewe, a biopic exploration of hope, »
- Marc Eastman
Seven weeks ago, My Mad Fat Diary returned to our screens and we were thrilled to discover that it was just as good as the first series. But how would the rest of the episodes live up to that? Would Rae's journey to college hold up the show? Would things remain as funny and heartbreaking and insightful? Luckily, yes.
There's something about My Mad Fat Diary - a special quality to it that programme makers everywhere are surely wishing they could bottle. How does a series like this manage to be so sweet, so clever and so amusing all in one go? Yes, a large part of it is down to the excellent cast, and yes, a large part of it is down to the writing. But when it all just comes together like this, it's hard not to assume there's some kind of magic going on.
That's not to »
2 items from 2014
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