Category Archives: British Films

Mr. Selfridge (PBS) Rated PG

Based on the real-life story of the American founder of London’s department store, Selfridge’s. Based on the book, Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead. Starring Ron Cook, Jeremy Piven, Tom Goodman-Hill. A brilliantly executed show, I was pleasantly … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rated PG-13

The adventures of Newt Scamander in New York’s community of witches and wizards. Based on the novel by  J. K. Rowling. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Sam Redford, Scott Goldman, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Johnny Depp. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Secret (2016) Rated PG

Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers a stroke, unbeknownst to the world, during the summer of 1953. Based on the book, The Churchill Secret: KBO by Jonathan Smith. Starring Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Lindsay Duncan, Daisy Lewis, Matthew Macfadyen. As a … Continue reading

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Loving (2016) Rated PG-13

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, who challenged the arrest for their marriage in Virginia all the way to the Supreme Court. Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton. This is not a romantic film.  It … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Six Wives (PBS) Rated PG

Lucy Worsley travels back in time to remember the wives of King Henry VIII. Starring  Lucy Worsley, Nicholas Agnew, Scott Arthur, Claire Cooper, Fiona Edgington, Alison Garner Lucy Worsley takes historical documents to dramatize the historical facts of the wives … Continue reading

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Seven Psychopaths (2012) Rated R

A screenwriter gets involved with gangsters when he and his friends kidnap the gangsters’ Shih Tzu. Starring Michael Pitt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Walken. This is one of the better black comedies out there. It’s … Continue reading

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Rated R

After knocking Kate Moss into the River Thames, Edina and Patsy go on the run and hide out in the South of France. Starring Lulu, Gwendoline Christie, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley. What was the point of this film? I know … Continue reading

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The Lodge (Disney) Rated TV-G

A show about a teenage girl who is running her family’s lodge. Starring Sophie Simnett, Luke Newton, Thomas Doherty, Jayden Revri, Jade Alleyne, Marcus Garvey. I think this will be a big hit among teenagers, but there are some definite … Continue reading

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The Living and the Dead (BBCAmerica) Rated NR

A young couple inherits a farm, but supernatural forces seem to be at work against them. Starring Colin Morgan, Charlotte Spencer, Malcolm Storry, Kerrie Hayes, Nicholas Woodeson. At first, I wasn’t sure what kind of show this was trying to … Continue reading

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The Durrells in Corfu (PBS) Rated PG

In 1935, single mother Louisa Durrell finds her family falling apart and decides to move them from Bournemouth, England to the Greek island of Corfu. Based on true story’s of  Gerald Durrell. Starring Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor, Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone, Callum … Continue reading

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