Victoria & Abdul

Oh dear. What a let down. The story, that of the unlikely friendship between an ageing Queen Victoria and her Indian servant, is not only a delectable one, but the additional fact that Abdul Karim’s diaries were only recently discovered is also thrilling. Add the incomparable Judi Dench to the …

WAR DOGS

“War Dogs” is a fun, quirky film (though with more F*** words than you can shake a stick at) and – absolutely fascinatingly – a film based largely on true events. 2 youngsters – Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz –  become international arms dealers, exploiting a U.S. government initiative that allows businesses to bid …

A Bigger Splash

What a strange film this is. Fab cast – Ralph Fiennes and the drop dead gorgeous Tilda Swinton. Clothes to die for. Well, Ms Swinton’s at any rate. Her 1940s and 1950s Dior-designed look is too, too fabulous and she was a visual joy.  Those backless dresses are simply stunning. …

Indian Summers

How is it possible to be so out of step  – and, perhaps to coin a phrase – so out of thinking step, with pukka critics, with the folks with a day job, who review TV for a living, who get paid to pass judgement? We just finished watching “Indian Summers” …