Adapted by Nick Hornby (Fever Pitch) from the memoir by Lynn Barber, An Education stars up and coming actress Carey Mulligan as a teen girl living in 1960s London whose life is changed with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. We caught up with Mulligan and her co-star Peter Sarsgaard for the lowdown on their time-travelling drama.
Beating about the Bush…
Oliver Stone has long held a reputation as something of a confrontational film-maker, so his latest, W., may come as a surprise. Indeed, anyone expecting a brash, no-holds-barred cinematic attack of the much-derided politics of ex-US President George W. Bush will be disappointed, as the film – released while Bush Jr was still clinging on to the White House – is instead a gentle, somewhat sympathetic look at just what turned Bush into the cartoon character ‘Dubya’