Tag: Judi Dench

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Victoria & Abdul’ is a perfectly charming, expectedly typical biopic

| October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Victoria & Abdul’ is a perfectly charming, expectedly typical biopic

Every year, British film studios treat American audiences to a bevy of multiple period pieces that pervade cinemas come Oscar season. Studios like BBC Films, Film4, BFI, Pathé and Working Title all have their stake in this massive market of films, including such Oscar-winners like “The Theory of Everything,” “The Danish Girl,” “The King’s Speech” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tulip Fever’ is period fodder of the most ridiculous disposition

| September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tulip Fever’ is period fodder of the most ridiculous disposition

Oh, “Tulip Fever,” how we hardly knew thee…even if we hard about you far too much. The road for “Tulip Fever” and its release to theaters has been the farthest thing from an easy one. Back in 2004, DreamWorks Pictures had acquired the rights to Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel of the same name, with Jude […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is a tepid Tim Burton vision

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ is a tepid Tim Burton vision

Despite itself, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” doesn’t really have the feel of a typical Young Adult (YA) novel adaption, at least not by Hollywood standards. The film isn’t a brooding, dark, politically charged fight for survival like films like “The Hunger Games” or “Divergent,” nor is it as sweeping of a fantasy as […]

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