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Poldark: Aunt Agatha brings it

Burly miner struts across the Cornish cliff, rippling his muscles. ‘I’ve a message from Trenwith. Where’s Poldark…?’
‘He’s behind youuuuuu….!’

Sorry, I thought we’d got lost in panto-land for a minute. 704 more words


TV series review: Harlots

Scouting about for something to watch in between episodes of American Gods, P and I stumbled across the Hulu/ITV Encore series, Harlots. Apparently inspired by The Covent Garden Ladies by Hallie Ruben (let’s just put that straight on the to-read list, shall we?) it is set in London in 1763 and follows the inhabitants of a brothel. 332 more words


Versailles (Series 2) First Impressions

I honestly had no idea this had come back so soon for a second series. This is another one of those first impressions blogposts. 247 more words


The Death of Louis XIV (2017)

Actor Jean-Pierre Léaud has worked with a long line of Important Auteurs in his near life-long career: Cocteau, Godard, Varda, Assayas. Only one has defined him as a cultural icon, though: François Truffaut. 692 more words

Brandon Ledet

Be Our Pest, Be Our Pest... Put My Patience to the Test

I don’t know if we feel safe with identifying the very beginning of this exhausting span of Live-Action (or Photorealistic CGI) remakes of their animated classics as 1994 with Stephen Sommers’  1,014 more words

Period dramas that need to be made

I’m a sucker for period dramas. But as much as I love Tudors, Bourbons, Caesars and Victorians, why don’t we shake the genre up a bit with some new approaches? 689 more words

Opinions & Talking

Orlando (1992)

The phrase has recently devolved into something of a critical cliché, but I find myself becoming increasingly possessed by the idea of “pure cinema.” In the modern pop culture push to blur the lines between what is cinema and what is a video game, television series, or “virtual reality experience,” I find myself receding into the comforts of art that can only be expressed through the medium of film. 991 more words

Brandon Ledet