Great Expectations (2012)

  Mike Newell directed this adaptation based on the novel by Charles Dickens. I have already summarised the plot of the book in an earlier  blog post about David Lean’s 1946 classic. At the beginning of the film young Pip (Toby Irving) is brought up by his sister and her husband Joe Gargery (Sally Hawkins… Continue reading Great Expectations (2012)

Schindlers List (1993)

‘Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire’ Steven Spielberg directs this American historical period drama based on the true story of the unlikely figure who saved 1,100 Jews from being gassed at Autzwitz. Liam Neeson plays Oscar Schindler who arrives in Kraków hoping to make his fortune from World War 2. After joining the… Continue reading Schindlers List (1993)