Tag Archive | Benedict Cumberbatch

Film Trailer:  The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain

Film Trailer: The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist, Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public’s perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the ‘electrical’ mysteries of […]

Film Review & Trailer: The Courier

Film Review & Trailer: The Courier

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Dominic Cooke – Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright In cinemas now! This is based on the true story of British businessman, Greville Wynne (Cumberbatch) who was recruited to deliver messages to secret agent, Oleg Penkovsky (Ninidze) in Moscow in the 1960s. Just in […]

Film Review & Trailer: Avengers – Infinity War

Film Review & Trailer: Avengers – Infinity War

Frances Winston feels that Avengers – Infinity War has more action and less heart than previous Marvel offerings, but leaves you wanting more Directed by: The Russo Brothers – Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian […]

Film Review & Trailer: Doctor Strange

Film Review & Trailer: Doctor Strange

Frances Winston reviews this stylish Marvel offering starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and finds a more sophisticated hero with all the fun and thrills of the Marvelverse Directed by: Scott Derrickson – Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Well lookee at that. Just in time […]

Benedict Cumberbatch And Stephen Fry Among Supporters Of Request For LGBT Pardon

Benedict Cumberbatch And Stephen Fry Among Supporters Of Request For LGBT Pardon

An open letter, calling on the British Government to pardon 49,000 individuals, of which 15,000 are still living today, who were convicted of homosexual acts, has been signed by such luminaries as Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch, along with Alan Turing’s niece, Rachel Barnes, and the director of the Imitation Games, Morten Tyldum. The letter […]

Review & Trailer: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

Review & Trailer: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

Frances Winston takes a trip to the cinema to check out the latest in the Hobbit series Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Ian Mckellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom After what seems like an eternity […]

Film Review: The Imitation Game

Film Review: The Imitation Game

Frances Winston reviews this film based on Alan Turing’s life, where the technical talk never overwhelms the viewer Directed by: Morten Tyldum – Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Rory Kinnear Back in 2001, Dougray Scott and Kate Winslet starred in Enigma, a largely fictionalised account of the […]

Review: 12 Years A Slave

Review: 12 Years A Slave

Frances Winston found this film to be one of McQueen’s most profound works yet Directed by: Steve McQueen – Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard Steve McQueen’s work is known for being thought-provoking, and this adaptation of the true story of Solomon […]

Review: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

Review: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

Frances Winston feels this is not a stand-alone film, and may be hard to follow if you haven’t seen the first one, but will probably please die-hard Tolkien fans Directed by: Peter Jackson – Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Aidan Turner Peter […]

Preview: The Fifth Estate

Preview: The Fifth Estate

Director: Bill Condon Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney When a film is based on real events, it’s inevitably going to be analysed from every angle. Unless it is a clear fictionalisation (like Titanic, for example) the actors should do justice to the people they are portraying, while the storyline should […]