Mark Kermode Reviews Tolkien

Mark Kermode Reviews Tolkien

A Hard Hobbit To Break?

The biopic of Lord Of The Rings creator JRR Tolkien is out in UK cinemas now and here’s Mark Kermode reviewing Tolkien for BBC Five Live…

Here’s the film’s trailer as well

Tolkien explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.

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