Articles Posted in the " Judi Dench " Category

  • Philomena

    Steven’s review comes, as ever, hot off the presses of his marvellous website Make it your next stop. Having lost his job as an advisor to the Labour government, journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) is looking to write a book on Russian history. Instead, he finds himself embroiled in the extraordinary story of Philomena…

  • Monday Face/Off: Judi Dench

    To frantically detract attention from Run For Your Wife, out in about three cinemas now, we’re devoting this week’s Face/Off to the extra who landed the unappealing role of ‘Bag Lady’ in Danny Dyer’s latest attack on cinema. Except that it wasn’t an extra, was it? It was Dame Judi Dench. John and Ray are sharpening their tongues and preparing for (completely civil, typed) battle, so pick a side and join in…

  • Skyfall

    Probably the best Bond of the new era, Skyfall is an assured and at times jaw-droppingly beautiful action film. Veering slightly more towards the ludicrous excesses of the Bond of old, Skyfall simultaneously maintains the grittier, more modern style, making it an anniversary throwback and a distinctly modern Bond film all at once. Obsessed with the spectre of death and being replaced, Skyfall doesn’t actually have a great deal to say on those topics, but it does have a memorable baddie (finally!) – and if the climax is disappointing, it’s only in comparison to the mastery of the rest of it.