Ben Chaplin

Apple Tree Yard review

If there’s two things Apple Tree Yard, adapted from Louise Doughty’s novel, isn’t short of, that’s pace and tension so it’s a shame it lacked credibility here and there.

London Boulevard review (DVD) ?

Monahan won an Oscar for his screenplay of The Departed and here makes his directorial debut in a parallel milieu of dodgy gangsters, bad behaviour and double dealings.

London Boulevard review ?½

William Monahan won an Oscar for his screenplay of The Departed and here makes his directorial debut in a parallel milieu of dodgy gangsters, bad behaviour and double dealings.

Dorian Gray (Blu-ray)

Remakes and adaptations are often dismissed as lazy filmmaking and sometimes this accusation is justified. But there’s no shame in adapting great literature, especially if it’s done well.

Me and Orson Welles

I had never heard of the actor Christian McKay before this movie, but by god does he give a wonderful interpetation of Orson Welles - it's easily one of the...

Dorian Gray

Remakes and adaptations are often dismissed as lazy filmmaking and sometimes this accusation is justified. But there’s no shame in adapting great literature, especially if it’s done well.

The Water Horse (DVD)

Although never hitting the heights that one would expect, this child-friendly movie nonetheless manages to entertain and engage thanks to great performances and an atmospheric setting.

The Water Horse

Although never hitting the heights that one would expect, this child friendly movie nonetheless manages to entertain and engage thanks to great performances and atmospheric setting.