Official Secrets tells the story of British whistleblower Katherine Gun (Keira Knightley) who leaked information about illegal government activities before the Iraq war. Her efforts didn’t prevent the war, but perhaps the film can instruct future whistleblowers in how to get it right.Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Official Secrets”
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 the movie if I’d been immobilized in a theater for 2 hours to see it. I completely enjoyed seeing it on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: 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. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Guernsey (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)”
The Crown season 2 is as lush and grand as season 1. It provides a view of the world in the late 1950s from inside the vulnerable but unbreakable British monarchy. Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the pitch perfect cast continue the story behind the facade. Peter Morgan, creator of the series, has given us 10 more fascinating episodes to savor. Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Crown, season 2”
Belle tells the story of a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th Century England. The political overtones of the story are as relevant today as they were then. Continue reading “Review: Belle”
Dancing on the Edge is a British mini-series from 2013. Set in 1930s London, the series is about a black jazz band that becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of London. Continue reading “Review: Dancing on the Edge”
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing. Turing helped crack the Enigma machine, a Nazi encryption device. He developed a code breaking machine which has come to be known as the computer.
Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Imitation Game”