Emma Thompson plays legendary talk-show host Katherine Newberry, who is the only woman ever to have hosted a late night television talk show for so long – 30 years in fact.
There has been a plethora of “based on a true life story” films of late from this week’s “6 Below”, “Detroit” in the summer, the upcoming “Jungle” and last week’s “The Glass Castle”, to name but a few. But sometimes fiction can capture more of the truth than fact.
Starting with the death of their only son in Germany in 1940, Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Elsi Hampel (Emma Thomson), who live in Berlin, are completely devastated.
Robert Redford stars as travel writer Bill Bryson who, after 20 years, returns to the US & embarks on a hike along the Appalachian Trail.
Dir. Robert Carlyle, Canada/UK, 2015, 96 mins Cast: Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ashley Jensen, Ray Winstone, Martin Compston, Tom Courtenay, Carlyle’s feature film debut as a director, in which he also takes the title role, is an interesting exercise in grand guignol black farce, which doesn’t quite find a unifying style but has some very funny elements and considerable entertainment value. Barney is a Glasgow barber with a boring...