The Pursuit of Love, fantastical and melodramatic
The Pursuit of Love is a fantastical and melodramatic look at the lives of two cousins coming of age between the two world wars. It’s a period piece about the social limitations of womanhood and the frustrations of the proto-feminists at the center of the story.
The Dig unearths an Anglo Saxon treasure
The Dig is based on a true story about the excavation of an Anglo Saxon era ship from a mound on an English manor. The site was Sutton Hoo. The story is set in 1938 against the background of impending war. It’s on Netflix.
Rebecca, based on the 1938 novel by Daphne Du Maurier, is a British retelling of the classic Gothic mystery. Back in my day, everyone read Rebecca in high school. Perhaps the current generation isn’t so familiar with the story. I’ll keep this spoiler free in case the tale is all news to you. The film […]
Review: Little Woods
Little Woods puts you inside the lives of two sisters during a harrowing week in their always difficult existence.
Yesterday is full of music and love and all the good feelings you’ll ever need. What could be better?
Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is quite a mouthful of a title all right. It’s quite a lot of movie as well, clocking in at over 2 hours. The length isn’t a problem if you watch it on Netflix, as I did, because pausing is easy. I might have felt differently about […]
Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Quickly now! See if you can guess how I felt about Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again based on these facts. 1) I loved the now 10-year-old Mamma Mia! 2) I love ABBA. 3) I love a musical. Have you guessed yet?
Watch This: Trailer for Guernsey (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was the original title of this film, and the title of the book on which it is based. That’s been shortened to simply Guernsey for the film.
Watch This: Trailers for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Trailers are showing up for the July release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Here’s a spot from the Grammys and a regular release trailer.