Spies Fooling Spies

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 14 April 2022 > What's On

A new film details a barely believable operation from World War II involving a dead body designed to fool the Nazis about Allied invasion plans and save the lives of thousands of soldiers. The success of Operation Mincemeat hinged on creating a carefully crafted fiction, which is where James Bond author Ian Fleming came in. … Continue reading “Spies Fooling Spies”

And the Oscar Winners Are…

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 28 March 2022 > What's On

The 2022 Oscar ceremony was memorable… But what about the winning films? Several of our favourite films of the last year came away with awards. And CODA beat off some favourites to take Best Picture. New Zealand director Jane Campion was the first woman to be nominated twice for Best Director, and this time she … Continue reading “And the Oscar Winners Are…”

Eternals: A Team is Born

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 04 November 2021 > What's On

The expanse of the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline is about to get much wider with the arrival of Eternals, whose storyline will span thousands of years. Directed by Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), Eternals is visually distinct from many other Marvel films and Zhao’s soft touch has elevated the film beyond what is traditionally expected of superhero … Continue reading “Eternals: A Team is Born”

No Time to Die James Bond

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 23 September 2021 > What's On

It’s finally (almost) here: the 25th Bond film that was delayed by on-set accidents during stunts, and then by COVID. Daniel Craig is appearing as Bond (but not 007) for the last time in a film that was co-written by Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Watch our video report. Check out our Ready-to-Use … Continue reading “No Time to Die James Bond”

James Bond

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 23 September 2021 > Ready to Use

The 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, which has been delayed several times due to COVID, should prove of interest to pupils, the more so as the vast majority of them will be familiar with the hero. This A2 article gives some clues about his personality. Your pupils will also learn about Ian … Continue reading “James Bond”

New Reading Guides

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 04 May 2021 > Pedagogy

Two more Reading Guides for LLCER Terminale are available: Paul Auster’s novel Moon Palace and Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman. Our Reading Guide collection helps you and your students get the most out of their set books with background information, extensive extracts and guided activities to help them understand and analyse the works. … Continue reading “New Reading Guides”

News of the West

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 26 April 2021 > Ready to Use

News of the World is a not-so-classic Western starring Tom Hanks as a newsreader travelling across the U.S. during a violent and tumultuous period after the American Civil War. In a neat inversion of Indian abduction narratives like John Ford’s classic The Searchers, the Confederate veteran here is trying to return a child to her … Continue reading “News of the West”