12 Years a Slave (2014)

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Spoilers ahead Director: Steve McQueen Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt and Paul Giamatti Plot: Based on a true story, Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free black man in the 1800’s, is tricked and captured by two white con artists who force him back into slavery where he spent twelve … More 12 Years a Slave (2014)

#SherlockLives

*SPOILERS* A review for the first episode in series three of Sherlock; The Empty Hearse Sherlock Holmes has returned to our lovely TV screens, two years after he leapt off St Barts Hospital to his apparent death. *Cue the screams*

Parade’s End (2012)

  Parade’s End is a 5 part miniseries that revolves around a love triangle with Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch) a Conservative upper class aristocrat at the centre. His love for his socialite wife, Sylvia Tietjens (Rebecca Hall), has declined over the years as he begins to fall for a suffragette, Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens). Which woman … More Parade’s End (2012)

Atonement (2007)

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Director: Joe Wright Starring: James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Juno Temple and Benedict Cumberbatch. Plot: Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, 13-year-old hopeful writer Briony Tallis accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime that he did not commit, tearing … More Atonement (2007)