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Ralph Fiennes

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

“If you must blink, do it now,” is the dramatic warning which opens this latest animated triumph curtesy of stop-motion giants Laika. Advice you should follow because to miss even a split second of Kubo and the Two Strings would be a crime…

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

I'm not sure what Wes Anderson has planned after this movie, but I'll say this. It's hard to imagine him making a more Wes Anderson movie than this one. If you don't like Anderson's style and aesthetic then steer well clear of this movie.…

Coriolanus (2011)

The seldom-adapted play Coriolanus, in the recent cinematic production by Ralph Fiennes, is a rare treat for those of us who enjoy screen adaptations of the Bard’s works. Here, Shakespeare’s Roman tragedy has been updated to a current-day…

The Invisible Woman (2013)

An unexciting secret Do not look for passion in Ralph Fiennes' second outing as director. It's a tepid account of Charles Dickens' thirteen-year affair with a young actress, Ellen Ternan, in which the children's costumes, the Victorian…

Great Expectations (2012)

Great Expectations is the "classic novel" par excellence: a book everyone wants to have read. I was compelled to read it in school, but bunked out early on: I recall a youngster called Pip being shaken down in a graveyard roust by grizzled…

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…