Tag Archives: period

Bleak House (BBC) Rated TV-PG

An estate battle caused by multiple confusing wills hangs over the heads of the heirs. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, and Carey Mulligan. BBC always does an excellent job of bringing period … Continue reading

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The Red Tent (2014) Rated NR

The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob’s daughter, Dinah. Based on the book by Anita Diamant. Starring Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, and Will Tudor. There are good points to this movie and … Continue reading

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Les Misérables (2018) Rated TV-14

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, we follow Jean Valjean as he evades capture by Inspector Javert. Starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, and Adeel Akhtar. Masterpiece always does a fine job at bringing novels to life. Although, they do allow … Continue reading

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (2016) Rated UR

 A documentary containing found footage of the touring years (1963-1966) of the Beatles. Starring The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr. This film combines found footage, interviews and stories from the touring years of the Beatles. It is interesting to hear out … Continue reading

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Gangster Squad (2013) Rated R

 In 1949, Los Angeles is run by gangsters. To end the corruption, a team of cops take down the leader and work for peace in the city. Starring Sean Penn, Holt McCallany, Wade Williams, Josh Brolin. There are great reviews out there about this … Continue reading

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Django Unchained (2012) Rated R

With help from a bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a plantation owner. Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson. I’m not usually a Quentin Tarantino fan but there are ones that I enjoy … Continue reading

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Suffragette (2015) Rated PG-13

A story based on the Suffragette movement of the early 1900s. Starring Grace Stottor, Anne-Marie Duff, Geoff Bell, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Brendan Gleeson, Meryl Streep. A fictional perspective of the suffragette movement, this film glorifies the … Continue reading

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Mercy Street (PBS) Rated NR

The story of two nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War. Starring McKinley Belcher III, Suzanne Bertish,  Norbert Leo Butz, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Shalita Grant, Hannah James, Brad Koed, Luke Macfarlane, Donna Murphy, Josh Radnor, AnnaSophia Robb, Tara … Continue reading

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Clash of the Titans (1981) Rated PG

The mythical Perseus goes on a quest, battling Medusa and the Kraken monster, to rescue Princess Andromeda. Starring Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith Period special effects and makeup and mediocre acting are all part of this film’s charm.  You … Continue reading

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The Book of Negroes (2015) Rated NR

We follow the life of Aminata who was kidnapped in Africa to be enslaved in South Carolina, as she work to get back to home land. Based on the novel by Lawrence Hill. Starring Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin, Allan … Continue reading

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