During the UK premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, a week after its US debut, news broke of Nelson Mandela’s death and people across the world united to mourn the loss of one of history’s greatest heroes. In a moment of impossible timing, Justin Chadwick’s adaptation of the late anti-apartheid revolutionary’s autobiography was transformed from a biopic into a eulogy. And it succeeds in this new context as a sentimental obituary that reminds audiences of the man and his achievements, unfortunately it fails to offer any fresh information that even the most casual viewer won’t know on their way in. Continue reading Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Review
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Rebooting something that carries the legendary status of the Bond franchise was always going to be a tough task, and Sam Mendes must be rewarded for his bravery in attempting such a feat. His approach is focussed on bridging the gap between the old and new aspects of Bond, bringing them together while also establishing a new direction for the franchise. Unfortunately his Bond debut and the twenty-third instalment is problematic from the off.