Kenneth Branagh

TIFF 2021: Belfast Review

Kenneth Branagh called Belfast his “most personal” story to date and that connection pays off on screen in his lovingly-crafted black and white homage to not just his hometown, but the citizens of Belfast.

The King Review

Timothée Chalamet’s fiery performance in The King would make previous cinematic Henry's like Olivier, Branagh, and Welles proud.

Parental Guidance MCU Rewatch: Thor

As a family, we pledged to embark upon an epic MCU rewatch before we see Avengers: Endgame – and answer the all-important question: should you watch these with your kids? Next up 2011's Thor!

Cinderella Review

Kenneth Branagh's live action telling of Disney's Cinderella is basically a classic fairy tale perfected and everything a Disney fan could ask for.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Review

It’s tough to tell if hardcore fans of Jack Ryan will be delighted or disgusted when it comes to Kenneth Branagh’s reboot of Tom Clancy’s beloved spy. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has some decent moments or action and a solid lead in Chris Pine, but it’s far too inconsistent and formulaic to be a good film.

The New Old: Theatre/Absurd

In our archival home entertainment column for this week, we look at forms of grand theatre and the theatre of the somewhat absurd, as Phil Brown looks at Ken Russell's Altered States and Andrew Parker takes a look at some classic Kenneth Branagh Shakespeare with Twelfth Night and the 80s cheeseball classic No Holds Barred.

This Week in DVD: 7/10/12

In a busy week for little seen movies coming to DVD and Blu-ray, we take a look at Nicolas Cage in Seeking Justice, Willem Dafoe in The Hunter, director Morgan Spurlock's look at the San Diego Comic-Con, the offbeat comedy Jesus Henry Christ, Jon Voight in Beyond, and the aptly titled dark comedy Some Guy Who Kills People.