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The Company of Wolves (1984)

Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Angela Carter Neil Jordan
Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Micha Bergese, Sarah Patterson. UK. 1h 35m.

A dark and twisted gothic fairytale derived from a cult classic stage play based around the Red Riding Hood story, brought into fruition by Director Neil Jordan and as a second movie it’s both delicately beautiful and visually powerful and it’s worth a mention that Jordan later brought us Mona Lisa (1986) the Crying Game (1992) and Byzantium (2012) three movies which detail tortuous deep sexual relationships and fantasy characters. 492 more words

Movie Reviews

Patrice Chereau's Elektra: the anguish of women, with a poem by Marie Louise Kaschnitz

Klytamnestra (Waltraud Meier) and Elektra (Nina Stemme)

Friends and readers,

Perhaps I should just direct readers to where Virginia Woolf wrote, who could watch the story of Clytemnestra today and not side with her? 1,279 more words

Film Studies

Poldark Series 1

Quick opinion:  Addictive.  Brooding.  Fast-paced.

Awkward kisser:  This is not just a romance.  It is a drama about social and societal injustices.  However, the romance is the addictive part for me, and it’s what kept me up until 4am.   555 more words


Julian Fellowes' unwitting Dr Thorne: Trollope not hijacked by this elite writer

The first shot of Tom Hollander as Dr Thorne in the film’s first scene with

Stephanie Martini as Mary Thorne, where she asks the question as a prompt for Hollander, Prospero-like to tell us and her not just many chapters of history but what is held back until near the end of the book’s plot-design (ITV… 2,599 more words

Film Studies

Jane Eyre (2011)

I really enjoyed this version of the famous Charlotte Bronte story. Starring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska. 374 more words


Indian Summers (Series 1)

This blogpost will contain my thoughts on series 1 of the show, Indian Summers, which is set in the 1930s before India gained independence. 245 more words


Poldark Rebooted: 40 Years On

Ross and Demelza (Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees) trying to mislead prevention men looking for smugglers

Jim Carter (Stuart Doughty) dying of an unjust system, Jinny (Gillian Bailey) grieving (1975… 765 more words

Political Novels/films