Category Archives: British Films

The Trouble with Maggie Cole (PBS) Rated TV-PG

Maggie Cole accidently broadcasts the town’s secrets on a radio show for all to hear. Starring Mark Heap, Dawn French, and Emily Reid. I have to say, this is one of those shows that you have to love. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Van der Valk (PBS) Rated PG-13

A Dutch detective works in Amsterdam using his human observation and street smarts. Starring Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, and Luke Allen-Gale. This show is a remake of the 1972 version, as well as based on the novels of Nicolas Freeling. It’s … Continue reading

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We Hunt Together (Showtime) Rated TV-MA

A cat and mouse chase begins as a pair of detectives track down a pair of killers. Starring Babou Ceesay, Hermione Corfield, and Eve Myles. I love British shows. They have real people instead of supermodels as actors, and they use actors … Continue reading

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Indian Summers (PBS) Rated TV-14

A drama set in 1932 in the final years of British colonial India. Starring Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, and Julie Walters. This show is beautifully shot and told. We see the racism and colonial rule of a nation while the … Continue reading

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Brassed Off (1996) Rated R

A coal mine in Northern England is closing, so what does that mean for the miners’ brass band? Starring Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, and Ewan McGregor. Having seen the title of this film, I wondered what this film would be … Continue reading

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The Ark (2015) Rated TV-PG

A retelling of the story of Noah and the ark. Starring David Threlfall, Joanne Whalley, and Ashley Walters. This is an interesting retelling of the Bible story. It is not historically or Biblically accurate. The story expands not just to … Continue reading

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Rated PG

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is reaching capacity, thus having Sonny think about opening a Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Starring Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, and Danny Mahoney. There isn’t anything new or exciting about this sequel to the first … Continue reading

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King Charles III (2017) Rated NR

The film covers what it would be like if Charles were to ascend to the throne. He refuses to sign the first bill brought to him, which initiates political chaos. Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, Oliver Chris, and Richard Goulding. First off, … Continue reading

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The Vanishing (2018) Rated R

Three lighthouse keepers find gold that causes them to disappear. Starring Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, and Connor Swindells. This is an interesting film. It looks at the greed of men and how that greed takes you down a dark hole. The … Continue reading

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Perfect Strangers (2001) Rated NR

A family comes together during a reunion that reveals more than expected. Starring Michael Gambon, Lindsay Duncan, and Matthew Macfadyen. This is a great subtle family drama. Here we have a group of family members that come together for a reunion, … Continue reading

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