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TV Review: Taboo (2017) - Episode #1.1

From the creator of Peaky Blinders and Locke, Taboo concerns James Keziah Delaney, played by Tom Hardy at his creepy-weirdo best, who returns to 1814 London in order to claim a legacy left by his father after a mysterious 10 year absence spend in Africa. 302 more words

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Sergei Bondarchuk's visionary War and Peace (1966)


Bald Hills, one of many landscape scenes, where the Bolkonskii family lives


Marya (Antonina Shuranova) submits to her father, Prince Bolskonsky’s (Anatoli Ktorov)’s instructions in geometry… 3,558 more words

Political Novels/films

Nearly a year of reading War and Peace; more than a year of watching

Dear friends and readers,

Not quite the familiar kind of title. I’d been reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace as translated by Louise and Aylmer Maud, revised, edited by Amy Mandelker, with Elisabeth Guertik’s superb… 2,415 more words

Political Novels/films

A comparison of the different versions of Far from the Madding Crowd

1967

This was, as far as I am aware, the first film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd.  It was directed by John Schlesinger and is the favourite version of many due to its deeply atmospheric feel.  907 more words

Costume Drama

To Walk Invisible: A Review (contains spoilers!)

I first saw that the BBC was going to make a drama about the Brontë sisters a few months ago, and I have been looking forward to it ever since. 834 more words

Costume Drama

SAG Reactions: Whoa, There, Voters

E: I guess I have to figure out what Captain Fantastic is after all.  Now that it nudged La La Land – previously thought to be the frontrunner for Best Picture – out of a the Best Ensemble category, I can’t continue to ignore it.  1,208 more words

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My Life As A What?: Golden Globe Nomination Reactions

E: Of all the movies snubbed by the Hollywood Foreign Press, my mind didn’t leap immediately to Martin Scorsese’s Silence, or to Tom Hanks’ starring role in… 1,658 more words

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