A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom is based on a true story – the story of Seretse Khama, prince of Bechualand (modern day Botswana), who while studying in London falls in love and marries Ruth Williams, a white woman in the late 1940s. The marriage causes political turmoil and friction between Seretse and his uncle, the king regent. The interracial marriage happens just as the regional hegemon, South … Continue reading A United Kingdom

Arrival

Arrival is the latest film by director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, 2015). Linguist Dr Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is contacted and hired by the US forces when 12 spacecrafts appear in different locations around the world. Dr Louise and second recruitee Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) set out on a mission to find a way of communicating with the heptapods that inhabit the spacecraft that touched down … Continue reading Arrival

The girl with all the gifts – M. R. Carey

The girl with all the gifts by author M.R. Carey tells the story of Melanie – a girl who, for as long as she can remember, has been living the same old routine. She lives in a cell in an underground bunker, with other kids in cages as her neighbours. Every morning guards come, strap her safely into a wheelchair and take her to lessons. … Continue reading The girl with all the gifts – M. R. Carey

Fantastic beasts and where to find them

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows – Part 2 was released back in 2011 – that is five years ago. It seems a lot longer than that. But, as they say, patience is a virtue. Now, in November 2016, we have been given the chance once again to travel to Harry Potter’s world of magic. With a few twists, of course. Fans wouldn’t just want … Continue reading Fantastic beasts and where to find them

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and company are back and it has made me all kinds of happy. I cannot begin to describe the feeling I experienced when after nine long Harry Potter-less years I found myself at a bookshop waiting to purchase the latest instalment of Potter adventures – even if he wasn’t the main protagonist anymore. Lets just say it took me back to when I … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child