Emma Thompson

Film Review: Saving Mr Banks (2013)


When we watch a film, we often lose focus on the complexities and persuasion that it took behind the scenes to get a film even into production. As is the case with the production of Mary Poppins in the early 1960s when Walt Disney finally lured Poppins author P.L. Travers to Hollywood.

Film Review: Beautiful Creatures (2012)


If you’re a fan of teenage fiction, especially the supernatural kind, you’ll anticipate the plot as you go along. Intense adolescent love, implied sex scenes that are powerful enough to quite literally start fires, long gazes with no words spoken, not to mention a bottomless bag-full of tricks, spells and special effects, Richard La Gravenese’s adaptation has it all.