Tag Archives: ralph fiennes

Blindspot 2017: The English Patient (1996)

Directed by Anthony Minghella and being the recipient of a whole lot of Oscar attention at the 69th Academy Awards,¬†The English Patient¬†(1996) is one of those films that you know is an epic before you even watch it. Its reputation precedes it. Its synopsis is as follows: At the close of WWII, a young nurse […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Spectre (2015)

The newest James Bond outing is finally here, and it’s a doozy. Spectre (2015, dir. Sam Mendes) is set in an uncertain time in the Bond universe, where the tried and true Double-O program is at risk of being shut down in favour of advanced technology and surveillance programs. Whilst internal politics at MI6 threaten […]

In Bruges (2008): “We shall strike a balance between culture and fun.”

It’s in Belgium. In Bruges (2008, dir. Martin McDonagh) is a black comedy starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and towards the end, Ralph Fiennes. It follows two Irish hitmen, Ray (Farrell) and Ken (Gleeson), as they’re sent on an assignment to Bruges by their gangster boss, Harry (Fiennes). Hilarity ensues as Ray and Ken explore […]