Masterpiece Rereleased

Peter Jackson’s “masterpiece” Heavenly Creatures has been reissued on DVD and Blu-ray and is re-reviewed by the Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw who says watching Jackson’s “masterly, formally daring, and superbly acted drama” was again, a “joy”. The 1994 film Heavenly Creatures is based on the true story of Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, two teenage girls in 1950s Christchurch who formed an obsessive relationship which spiralled scarily out of control. “Kate Winslet’s performance is brilliant … Melanie Lynskey is no less outstanding in a less glamorous role. At the time of its release, Julie Burchill was the film critic of the Sunday Times, and she wrote a superb review of this film saying: how Peter Jackson got it right with this movie, which might have come out wrong were it entrusted to, say, David Lynch or John Waters.” Lynskey next stars in The Perks of Being a Wallflower based on Stephen Chbosky’s best-selling novel.


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Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

World Rugby talks to New Zealander Rikki Swannell about becoming the first female lead commentator on the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and her life in sports broadcasting. As an experienced…