The Group-Friends and Rivals

As the daring adaptation of Mary McCarthy’s controversial bestseller comes to DVD for the first time, Farhana Gani examines...

In Which They Serve: Films about political leaders

Must-see films about the world's greatest political giants and civil rights activists who have changed the course of history.

Thornfield Hall, 1821. Alice Fairfax takes up her role as housekeeper of the estate. But when Mr Rochester presents her with a woman who...

Haddon Hall, Basis for Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre

The classic Charlotte Brontë novel Jane Eyre has been given the literary spin-off treatment. Thornfield Hall is the story of Jane Eyre...

Nostalgic TV shows

The recent surge in new DVD releases of old television programmes has left Farhana Gani feeling nostalgic for the 1980s. She counts down...

Richard Linklater A Scanner Darkly

Boyhood, the much-discussed film sensation of 2014, hit the headlines again as it scooped this week’s Golden Globe awards for Best...

Cheryl Strayed author of Wild

Wild, the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir about her 1,100-mile walk to redemption across the Pacific Crest Trail...

My old Lady - Kevin Kleine

Maggie Smith excels as the wily, ageing tenant of a once-glorious Paris apartment who stands in the way of Kevin Kline’s...

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