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Articles by Laurence Boyce

Laurence Boyce

A journalist and film programmer based in Leeds and Tallinn (that's in Estonia for the geographically challenged) Laurence mainly writes about film and books but also likes music, comedy, games (mostly of the console/computer variety) the odd pint and people who send him sweeties . He can be found tweeting @LaurenceBoyce whereas his website is sporadically updated at www.laurenceboyce.weebly.com He's an Aries, likes walks in the park and.... ah, sorry. Wrong website..

DVD & Blu-ray review: Coriolanus

June 5, 2012 – 5:15 am |

It’s been a weekend of celebrating all things English, so Laurence Boyce (@LaurenceBoyce) looks at a new Shakespeare adaptation just released on Blu-ray.

DVD Review: Tuesday, After Christmas

May 14, 2012 – 7:43 am |

Laurence Boyce (@LaurenceBoyce) reviews the film that won the Golden Owl Award at the 2010 Leeds International Film Festival as it is released on DVD.

DVD & Blu-ray review: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

May 2, 2012 – 6:16 am | One Comment

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the fourth film in the blockbuster franchise. Laurence Boyce (@LaurenceBoyce) examines whether it’s an impossible watch as it reaches DVD and Blu-ray

DVD & Blu-ray review: We Need To Talk About Kevin

March 13, 2012 – 4:09 pm |

Laurence Boyce reviews the excellent – though sometimes disturbing – adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel now out on DVD & Blu-ray

DVD & Blu-ray review: Contagion

March 5, 2012 – 12:04 pm |

Laurence Boyce reviews Steven Soderbergh’s star-studded syndrome shocker. Trying say that with a mouthful of cream crackers.

DVD & Blu-Ray Review: Tyrannosaur

February 4, 2012 – 4:04 pm |

Filmed in Leeds, Paddy Considine’s feature debut Tyrannosaur is one of the most talked British movies of 2011. Laurence Boyce reviews it as it comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Book Review: A History of Violence

February 2, 2012 – 9:16 am | One Comment

Laurence Boyce looks at the re-release of this seminal graphic novel

DVD & Blu-Ray review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

January 30, 2012 – 10:32 am | 2 Comments

Laurence Boyce takes a look at the acclaimed new adaptation of the classic spy novel coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on 30th January

Book Review: Anno Dracula

January 22, 2012 – 9:47 am |

Laurence Boyce reviews a tour-de-force of modern gothic horror as it gets a well deserved re-release

Three Miles by Robert Dinsdale

October 14, 2011 – 2:05 pm |
three miles

Robert Dinsdale is headed to Morley Lit Fest to talk about his book set in 1940s Leeds. Laurence Boyce reviews his tense tale.

The Man Who Invented The Daleks – The Strange Worlds of Terry Nation by Alwyn W. Turner

October 13, 2011 – 5:03 pm |

Author Alwyn W. Turner is coming to the Morley Literature Festival to discuss his new, authoritative biography on Terry Nation, the writer behind Britain’s most popular and successful villains – the Daleks. Laurence Boyce takes a look at the book.

Reelin’ In The Years (The Soundtrack of a Northern Life) by Mark Radcliffe

October 12, 2011 – 10:27 am | One Comment

As Mark Radcliffe prepares to come to Morley, Laurence Boyce looks at his latest memoir and wishes that Kate Bush would cook for him

My Name is Daphne Fairfax by Arthur Smith

October 8, 2011 – 3:34 pm |

Comedian and Grumpy Old Man Arthur Smith is coming to the Morley Literature Festival. Laurence Boyce reviews his autobiography as a small taste of things to come.


April 7, 2011 – 8:21 am |

Ben Hopkins has created some wonderful feature films. Now Laurence Boyce reviews his debut novel, a dark but compelling fable.

Surface Detail

October 14, 2010 – 11:05 am | One Comment

Laurence Boyce looks at the weighty new sci-fi novel from Iain M Banks who will be appearing at the Morley Literature Festival on Friday 15th October

Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club

October 13, 2010 – 12:15 pm | One Comment

Laurence Boyce reviews Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club in anticipation for the author and comedian’s appearence at the Morley Literature Festival.

This is England ’86

October 11, 2010 – 1:10 pm | 8 Comments

Laurence Boyce gives three people a chance to win This is England ’86 which came out on DVD on Monday 11th October

Morley Literature Festival begins

October 11, 2010 – 12:34 pm |
Morley Lit Fest

Laurence Boyce gets ready to get involved in the Morley Literature Festival, which begins Monday 11th October. Even if he’s in another country.