I’m trying something a little different with this blog post, in that I’m comparing two shows that are going head-to-head against each other in the schedules. 559 more words
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The crisis for Richard II, and the crisis of Richard II, comes in Act 3, Scene 2: landing from Ireland, he assumes a conqueror’s pose on the shores of his own kingdom upon learning of Bolingbroke’s return from exile; hearing of further turns of fortune, each a turn of the screw in his fate, his responses veer wildly from defiant to triumphant to despairing to stoical, from affirmations of the symbolic power of the king to admissions of the brute force of men needed to uphold the symbol. 1,182 more words
You shouldn’t watch “The Imitation Game” without also seeing “Breaking the Code,” the 1996 film based on Hugh Whitemore’s play. The source material for both is Andrew Hodges’ book, “Alan Turing: The Enigma,” but the approaches differ so that the two films at times seem to be about two different people. 287 more words
Effie Gray tells the true story of… erm… Effie Gray. Gray was the teenage bride of Victorian art critic John Ruskin.
Usually I would assume this one’s not really my cup of tea, more of a film for my mother to watch on a Sunday afternoon while my dad’s asleep. 49 more words