Tag Archives: Period Drama

Review: Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (2019)

The release of a new Quentin Tarantino film is an event. Even if it’s not his 9th. It’s really not his 9th – by my count it’s either 10th or 11th. You generally know what to expect from QT, so … Continue reading

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Review: The Homesman (2014)

Tommy Lee Jones’ return to feature directing nine years after THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA doesn’t quite strike the same perfect balance of tone, characterisation and slow-burning story, but it does reaffirm Jones’ mercurial eye for detail and reemphasise¬† … Continue reading

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Review: Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

In the latest adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s groundbreaking period romance, Thomas Vinterberg directs, David Nicholls adapts the novel, and Carey Mulligan is our Bathsheba. Bathsheba Everdene’s (Mulligan) fortunes change when she inherits a relative’s manor house and farmland, and she … Continue reading

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Review: Mr. Turner (2014)

Not for a single moment was I in any doubt that I was in another time, observing these real people going about their real lives. That’s Mike Leigh’s greatest strength as a filmmaker, the convincing portrayal of the world we … Continue reading

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Review: The Imitation Game (2014)

Much like its subject, THE IMITATION GAME has spent many years in obscurity, an unloved script waiting for someone to take a chance on a story about the secretly gay genius who was instrumental in helping bring World War II … Continue reading

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