THE story of how Edward VIII (James D’Arcy) abdicated the English throne for the love of the American divorcee Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) in 1936 might be a familiar one, but W.E. (16s) offers an unusual perspective, exploring the tale from Simpson’s point of view, and taking into account the fact that while Edward gave up his throne for Wallis, she sacrificed her entire life for him.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2012
TILDA SWINTON is a very fine actress who has forged a career from playing cold, androgynous and cerebral characters, from Orlando (1992) to the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia, which suggests that she’s perfectly cast as Eva in We Need To Talk About Kevin (16s).
Sat, 22 Oct, 2011