Review: Sunshine On Leith (2013)

Sunshine On Leith

Inspired by the back-catalogue of Scottish band The Proclaimers, and based on Stephen Greenhorn’s successful stage hit, Dexter Fletcher’s Sunshine on Leith is a convivial and well shot musical that forms a narrative and articulates the variable emotions of its characters through upbeat, crowd-pleasing pop songs to varying degrees of success. Fresh from a tour in Afghanistan, Davy (George MacKay) and Ally (Kevin Guthrie) return home to Edinburgh. Continue reading “Review: Sunshine On Leith (2013)”

Review: The Iron Lady (2011)

Margaret Thatcher is, and always will be, a controversial figure. In her time it was unheard of for a woman to climb the political ladder, let alone to reach the top and remain in power for as long as she did. Never one for deferring to tradition, she spent her time in office changing society as she deemed fit, with her ruthless, self-assured nature losing voters, friends and colleagues along the way.

To most people, this would be an excellent conceit for a straightforward, politically charged biopic. However, in the eyes of director Phyllida Lloyd Continue reading “Review: The Iron Lady (2011)”