The Swimmers, a true story of courage and determination
The Swimmers is based on the true story of an Olympic swimmer who left Syria in 2015 during the war and made a perilous journey to Germany with her sister and cousin. The film was written by Sally El Hosaini and Jack Thorne and directed by Sally El Hosaini.
Review: Enola Holmes 2, and Sherlock too
Enola Holmes 2 takes up where the original film Enola Holmes left off. Enola, played with madcap exuberance by Millie Bobby Brown, opens her own detective agency and waits eagerly for clients to arrive. She breaks the fourth wall to share her thoughts and eyerolls with the audience.
Review: Enola Holmes
Enola Holmes tells about Enola Holmes, the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft. It stars Millie Bobby Brown as Enola, an intrepid detective in her own right who beats her famous older brother to the answer every time.
Radioactive is the true story of Marie Curie, the discoverer of radium and polonium, winner of two Nobel Prizes, and a pioneering researcher into radioactivity.
Review: The Eddy
The Eddy has a different language. That language is jazz. The story is told in jazz. Jack Thorne wrote a story about a struggling jazz club in Paris called The Eddy. He added personal drama and a suspenseful mystery. He got Damien Chazelle to produce it and direct the first couple of episodes. The series […]
Review: The Accident
Sarah Lancashire, Joanna Scanlan, and Sidse Babett Knudsen star in The Accident, the final series in a trilogy by writer Jack Thorne. A lot of vocal Brits on Twitter hated it when it aired on Channel 4 in the UK. I found it gripping, complex and nuanced.
Watch This: Trailer for The Accident
The Accident stars Sarah Lancashire and a brilliant cast of others in a drama about a tragedy that hits a Welsh community.
Two Happy Bits of News about Sarah Lancashire
Sarah Lancashire has two new shows upcoming. They’ve been announced in the UK, but as of yet there’s no word when they’ll reach a distributor in the US. When I hear anything, I’ll mention it on Twitter.
Kiri is a four-part drama out of the UK’s channel 4, now streaming on Hulu following National Treasure. There were no starring roles in this tightly-drawn cast, but the standout player for me was Sarah Lancashire as Miriam Grayson, a social worker.
Review: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a science fiction anthology of 10 episodes streaming on Amazon. Instead of reviewing the anthology as a whole the way I normally would a TV season, I’ll briefly discuss each individual episode. Various writers took the short stories of Philip K. Dick and made them into the individual tales […]