As we all are reeling from the death of Gil, um er, Jonathan. I look back at the films I enjoyed most. I was also so very lucky to have seen him perform live in The Drowsy Chaperone, which he was amazing at. The world has lost another great entertainer. He will be missed.
Director Kevin Sullivan brings L.M. Montgomery’s classic children’s novel to life. Megan Follows stars as Anne Shirley, the talkative, red-headed orphan sent by mistake to live with a spinster and her brother on scenic Prince Edward Island, Canada. But Anne’s warm-hearted enthusiasm and irrepressible imagination gradually win them over.
Staying faithful to L.M. Montgomery’s beloved books, this continuation of the award-winning miniseries picks up where the first installment left off, with redheaded heroine Anne Shirley beginning a new life as a teacher and an aspiring writer. She also encounters career hurdles and unfriendly townsfolk, but with her typical enthusiasm and good cheer.
In this drama based on an Ann Krentz novel, best friends Amy and Sarah are thrilled when their very first art show debuts in New England. But their excitement is quickly forgotten when the two get involved in a perilous circle of drugs, ultimately uncovering a strange link to the CIA and the stunning truth about the identity of Sarah’s uncle. The pair’s friendship will be tested, as will their quest for romance.
The Jeweller’s Shop (1988) Rated NR
Burt Lancaster stars as the titular merchant in this classic adaptation of Pope John Paul II’s best-selling play “The Jeweller’s Shop,” an inspiring drama about three married couples and their ups and downs in holy matrimony. With a faithful jeweler acting as their spiritual adviser, three sets of husbands and wives struggle to live their lives with love, steering clear of avarice and infidelity.
The strong-willed Anne Shirley leaves behind her beloved Prince Edward Island and heads to New York City with her true love, Gilbert Blythe, in the third made-for-TV movie based on characters in the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery. But with the onset of World War I, Gilbert goes overseas to fight — and Anne embarks on a faraway adventure she never anticipated.
Synopsis by Netflix.