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Ben Whishaw

In The Heart of The Sea (2015)

In The Heart of The Sea is the story of the real-life maritime disaster and extraordinary journey of the Essex and her crew at the height of the American whaling industry. In the winter of 1820, the Nantucket (New England) whaling ship…

The Lobster (2015)

If you could turn into any animal, what would you choose? An academic question where we come from, in Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ universe it’s a practical matter requiring careful consideration. In his surreal dystopian romantic…

Paddington (2014)

The beauty of a children’s book character is its mass appeal.  Fans young and old can quickly captivate the imagination of the reader or, in the case of author Michael Bond’s famous creation, capture the hearts of millions.  Now, after…

Cloud Atlas (2012)

It can't be done? Then let's do it! Cloud Atlas is an amazing, impressive and extremely puzzling film. It's based on an unfilmmable and brilliant 2004 novel by the English writer David Mitchell. I don't begrudge anybody their pleasure in…

Skyfall (2012)

Dashing with Daniel When they chose Daniel Craig as the new James Bond they forgot how Ian Fleming conceived the character. Craig isn't really "dashing" unless you just mean by that somebody who dashes. He's simply tougher, more ramped…

Skyfall (2012)

Well, it's hard to think of a movie that would be more fitting to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Bond movie franchise but I've not seen many reviews also pointing out a number of the problems, both minor and major, in the latest 007…