Ruth Wilson is mesmerising as an unhappy benefits officer who develops an unhealthy attraction to a charismatic stranger in Harry Wootliff’s assured psychological drama After her wonderfully engrossing feature debut, Only You, writer-director Harry Wootliff turns to a rather more toxic relationship, balancing elements of romantic melodrama and psychological thriller in a film powered by modern gothic passions.
Director Harry Wootliff serves up a stylish and atmospheric first half in True Things, starring Tom Burke, but sadly runs out of steam in the last lap
True Things Cert: 15, 1hr 42mins Rating: *** Morbius Cert: 15, 1hr 44mins Rating: * Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Cert: PG, 2hrs 2mins Rating: **** The Bad Guys Cert: U, 1hr 40mins Rating: ***
Wilson’s Kate overlooks the many red signs of a peroxide bleached Tom Burke Dir: Harry Wootliff. Starring: Ruth Wilson, Tom Burke, Hayley Squires, Tom Weston-Jones. Cert 15, 102 minutes I spent all of True Things waiting for Ruth Wilson’s Kate to get “the ick” – that moment of total disillusionment, when the rose-coloured glasses of desire finally snap and you see your partner for the repulsively average human they are.
True Things, review: Ruth Wilson and Tom Burke radiate chemistry in a woozy but predictable look at toxic love
Director Harry Wootliff conjurs a heady sense of lust, but this story of a troubled romance follows familiar beats In this psychological drama-romance, the beats of the troubled relationship are familiar. Anyone who has had a toxic boyfriend will recognise the hot-and-cold manipulation, the unreliability and the terrible allure of it all.
R uth Wilson is a walking contradiction: those Red Riding Hood eyes, that lupine mouth. She’s been bewitching TV audiences for years, but has yet to star in a movie that does her justice. True Things – which Wilson co-produced – is the story of Kate, a millennial who’s lonely, sex-starved and easily bruised.
Wilson delivers her best film work to date as a listless Job Centre employee who breaks company rules by romantically pursuing a job seeker Kate (Ruth Wilson) is slumping into her late thirties on the Kent coast, single and listless. She works at a Job Centre, idly browsing holidays she can’t afford, enduring savage verbal abuse when dreadful men show up with no ID.
Ruth Wilson and Tom Burke are formidable in this tale of emotional self-harm, but elements of the film remain unconvincing Harry Wootliff is the film-maker who in 2018 gave us the wonderfully tender and well-observed grownup love story Only You with Josh O’Connor and Laia Costa. Now she is back with another complex relationship, a humidly intense tale of amour fou, submission and emotional self-harm, adapted from Deborah Kay Davies’s novel True Things About Me.
Indira Varma and Tom Burke’s narration amps up the claustraphobia of Emma Stonex’s compelling debut Inspired by the case of the lighthouse keepers who vanished from their posts in the Outer Hebrides in 1900, Emma Stonex’s gripping and evocative novel is at once a locked-room mystery, a horror story and a complex psychological thriller.
Haia was co-founded less than two years ago by Tom Burke and Andy Esser to facilitates online and hybrid events Anglesey-based online events platform Haia has announced significant investment deals from early-stage funder SFC Capital and Stakeholderz angel funding. Haia, which aims to rival Zoom and the like was co-founded less than two years ago by Tom Burke and Andy Esser to facilitate online and hybrid events.
Scenes for the new series of Strike - based on the books by J. K. Rowling - are being shot on location in Skegness. Film crews were at Skegness railway station on Monday, February 21 and at the North Parade Hotel, which was renamed Allardice Guest House, on Tuesday, February 22.
Holliday Grainger joins co-star Tom Burke on the set of new Strike thriller Troubled Blood as she returns to work nine months after giving birth to twins
Holliday Grainger was joined by Tom Burke on Saturday evening as she returned to work little more than eight months after giving birth to twins. The actress filmed early scenes for Troubled Blood, the third in a series of TV adaptations based on the popular Strike book franchise from Robert Galbraith - the literary pseudonym used by Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
With focus on the climate emergency once again fading from headlines, Tom Burke assesses the achievements of the COP26 summit and how prioritising green policies could be a casualty of the Prime Minister’s current political turmoil The cameras are gone. The tented city on the banks of the Clyde have been dismantled.
Analysts fear government’s commitment to net zero is facing most severe test yet as PM comes under increasing pressure The government’s climate agenda is under threat as Boris Johnson’s popularity slumps, according to green campaigners who work closely with the Conservative party. As the prime minister faces further lockdown party allegations, and angry Conservative MPs seek answers over energy price rises and the cost of living crisis, analysts fear the government’s commitment to net zero is facing its most severe test yet.