By Marty Mulrooney
The Woman In Black is a horror film directed by James Watkins, based on the classic Susan Hill novel of the same name. Set during the Edwardian era, it is produced by Hammer Film Productions and stars Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor who is sent to the English coast to attend to the estate of a woman named Alice Drablow who has recently died. Once there, he must travel to Eel Marsh House, located near dense marshes and cut off from the mainland during high tide. Attending to paperwork, he captures glimpses of a mysterious woman in black. The locals in the nearby town seem frightened and their children even more so. What could possibly have the power to terrify so greatly? Soon, Arthur Kipps will find out…
By John Fanning (Guest Writer)
Based on John Le Carré’s novel of the same name, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is director Tomas Alfredson’s latest adaptation of a well-known book. In 2008, the Swede’s version of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s vampire horror story Let the Right One In achieved critical acclaim around the world, and with Tinker Tailor he seems certain to repeat that success. Alfredson is a master of context, his attention to detail effortlessly capturing the Zeitgeist. In Let the Right One In, he depicted the eerie isolation of a Stockholm suburb in the 1980s; in Tinker Tailor, he portrays the tiredness of 1970s Britain. This is a time of grey suits, typewriters and fallen empires, a world gripped by Cold War paranoia and political intrigue.