Paul Becker

Paul has written 4 articles for Nouse

Notes on a Scandel


Director: Richard Eyre
Starring: Dame Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett
Review: Paul Becker
Runtime: 92 min

At the centre of Richard Eyre’s film adaptation of Zoe Heller’s novel Notes on a Scandal is Barbara Covett (Judi Dench), a crusty

The Last King of Scotland

director: Kevin Macdonald
starring:Forest Whitaker, James Mcavoy, Gillian Anderson
runtime: 121 min


Kevin MacDonald, an Oscar-winning documentary film-maker, has now put the truth on hold and come up with this film, a fictionalised account of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s relationship with a young Scottish physician, who becomes his doctor and “closest advisor” during the 1970s

Marie Antoinette

Director: Sophia Coppola
With: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman

Runtime: 118 min

Marie Antoinette is an Austrian princess who is married off to the future king of France as a teenager, in 1770. Life at Versailles is stuffy and stifled by convention. Marie’s husband is dull and unresponsive to our young lady’s needs, which breeds some considerable anxiety since failure to produce a royal child will humiliate her and corrode her position at court

The Devil Wears Prada

Director: David Frankel
With: Ann Hathaway, Meryl Streep

Runtime: 109 mins

I couldn’t help speculating that my little sister seemed a more suitable reviewer for The Devil Wears Prada, not only because her grammar is far superior to mine. The Devil Wears Prada didn’t seem to be intended for an extremely macho super-stud like myself (a slight exaggeration perhaps, but a valid point nonetheless). This movie either taught me not to pre-judge so much, or that my opinion of my manliness is vastly over-inflated