CD Choice: The Choir – Shadow Weaver (Galaxy 21)

Always good for intelligent, observant, honest and well grounded lyrics, The Choir have had a resurgence in recent years. Their last couple of discs have been very strong and this one continues the thread of songs tackling the breadth of human life, lit by the divine. Drummer Steve Hindalong writes about saying ‘Goodbye;’ experiencing suffering; […]

The search for the Woman in Gold

The search for the Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold (dir. Simon Curtis, cert. 12A) tells the true story of a painting by Gustav Klimt stolen from its Jewish owners after the Anschluss in Austria. It is (its original title) a Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer; Adele was a wealthy socialite and patron of the arts in early 20th century Vienna. A second […]

There’s no place like Home

There’s no place like Home

Home (dir. Tim Johnson, cert. U) may be a bit early for the Easter holidays but it’s a decent animated offering from DreamWorks. The plot feels a bit like recycled Dr Who or Douglas Adams material, but it’s handled well and even has a happy ending. Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons) is a Boov, a […]

Life among the Occupiers

Life among the Occupiers

Suite Française (dir. Saul Dibb, cert. 15) is based on two novels written by Irène Némirovsky during the Nazi occupation of France. She died in Auschwitz, but her notebook was kept by her daughters. Only in 1998 did her elder daughter Denise realise the value of the works, and they were published together as Suite […]

1 2 3 42