Downton Abbey: A New Era review
Downton Abbey: A New Era has so many things happening, and so many happy endings, that you don’t notice that the 2022 spinoff from the popular TV series is over two hours long. The time is bursting with a big cast, lots of changes, and the continued emphasis on the continuity of family brought up […]
Review: Operation Mincemeat, a WWII spy operation that worked
Operation Mincemeat was an elaborate deception by the British. It took place in 1943. The purpose was to convince the Nazis that Britain was going to invade Greece, when in fact, the target was Sicily.
Summerland tells a lesbian love story that segues into a tale about how the British protected their children from the Blitz during World War II. You feel the female gaze in this story, which was written and directed by Jessica Swale.
Review: Brief Encounters
It’s hilarious how repressed the Brits were about sex in 1982. At least in public. Brief Encounters tells the story of four women who wade into that repression as Ann Summers party plan saleswomen and turn their worlds upside down.
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 […]
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.
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.
Brain Dump: State of Affairs, Ghostbusters, After the Wedding, Five Days
It’s a brain dump day. Random stuff falls from my head in bits and pieces. State of Affairs Why do men married to powerful women always get portrayed in the media as whiney, needy irritations? A powerful man probably didn’t get where he is without a good spouse behind him. Why should a powerful woman […]
New Previews for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will release in late March 2015 in the US. I will be there, ready to be delighted by this wonderful cast and charming story. New in this edition of the story will be Richerd Gere, Tamsin Greig and David Strathairn. Still around are Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Tina Desai, […]
Watch This: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
I absolutely cannot wait to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The first one was arguably the best movie on planet Earth, and in 2015 we’ll have yet another best movie on planet Earth. Such riches. Among the riches: the best cast on planet earth, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, […]