Red Joan: Judi Dench plays a spy in this rather leaden drama

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  The most traitorous act about this British spy story would be to admit that one didn’t like (Dame) July Dench’s performance as the octogenarian widow suddenly arrested by the Authorities for what she got up to at University in the 1940’s.  The hesitation is not a reflection of her in anyway, but in the … Continue reading


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After his successful tenure as a Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet and a starring role in the movie Black Swan which he also choreographed and where he met his future wife Natalie Portman, in 2014 Benjamin Millepied  was offered the position of Director of the prestigious Paris Opera Ballet.  One of the reasons … Continue reading


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After the unprecedented success of ‘The Intouchables’ in 2011 which went on to become France’s second biggest grossing movie of all time, filmmaking duo Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano reunite with their Cesar Winning actor Omar Sy for a new drama/rom-com about un-documented immigration which is a very thorny topic especially in France. Sy plays Samba Cissé a migrant … Continue reading

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