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1995 Project: The Bridges of Madison County

Earlier this year I found myself defending the movie adaptation of E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey. The movie received almost unanimously terrible reviews. I think, in part, because people were ready to dismiss it based on the reputation of E.L. 459 more words


1995 Project Batch 3: A Little Princess, Crimson TIde, and Braveheart

The 1995 Project continues…

A Little Princess (Directed by Alfonso Cuarón)
One of the weirdest facts about cinema is how hard it is to make a good (let alone a great) movie that is told from the perspective of a child. 2,159 more words


Pilgrimages - "Gemma Bovery"

Gemma Bovery (2015; Dir.: Anne Fontaine)


By Daniel Barnes

*Plays at the Crest Theater in Sacramento on Saturday, June 20, at 4:20 p.m., as part of the 2015 Sacramento French Film Festival, and opens next week in the San Francisco Bay Area. 152 more words


Far From the Madding Crowd (UK 2015)

In retrospect it was probably a bad idea to watch the new version of Thomas Hardy’s famous story just a few days after seeing the restoration of the 1967 film… 764 more words

British Cinema

Don't Judge An Adaptation By The Book

People always say the book was better. It’s ironed onto t-shirts on Etsy and plastered all over Pinterest. Anthropomorphized novels are urging you to buy and read them… 842 more words


Far From the Madding Crowd (UK 1967)

The 4K digital restoration of John Schlesinger’s 1967 version of Thomas Hardy’s most popular novel has been in selected UK cinemas over the last few weeks leading up to the release of the new Thomas Vinterberg version on May 1st. 940 more words

British Cinema

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time: From Page To Stage

In 2003 Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time hit bookshops. Telling the mystery story of the extraordinary Christopher, brilliant at maths but with a difficulty in the day-to-day, it gripped the public’s imagination. 1,099 more words