Articles Posted in the " Emma Thompson " Category


  • Saving Mr. Banks

    Mary Poppins — at least, Disney’s Mary Poppins — is a classic, and one that has continued to enchant both children and adults throughout the intervening years. The songs are timeless, the performances are charming and the animation is beautifully integrated. P. L. Travers’ series of source novels, on the other hand, have proven rather…



  • Beautiful Creatures

    Sugar coated as “the new Twilight” (a preposterous decision by its PR team), Beautiful Creatures successfully manages to come out a hundred times better. I may be its key demographic (geeky girl seeks escapist fantasy) but I went in, fellow Twilight h8er, expecting the worst. I was turned. Combining likeable characters with a refusal to take itself too seriously, Beautiful Creatures is this year’s perfect Valentine’s day guilty pleasure.






  • Brave

    It has been a while since we last saw an animated princess on our screens and even longer since there was one that was genuinely stong. Crowned with a head of red curls and more arrows than even Katniss Everdeen could shoot per second, Princess Merida is a feisty redhead obsessed with her fate. If you are thinking of changing your own destiny, just make sure to pick a better witch to help you then Merida does…