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Film Review Quickies: The Lady in The Van Review

By Will Barber Taylor

Based on the bestselling memoir and play by Alan Bennett, The Lady In The Van tells the “mostly true” story of Miss Mary Shepherd (Maggie Smith) who lived in a van on Bennett’s driveway in Camden for 15 years. 140 more words

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The Lady in the Van starring Maggie Smith

This post comes in two versions, long and short.

The short version: Quit reading this post and rent The Lady in the Van right now. 560 more words

Emma Jameson

What Remains of Downton Abbey

The Daily Beast noted that the last time a PBS show was at the center of national conversation was when Ken Burns’ The Civil War documentary aired in 1990. 2,107 more words

A Senhora da Van

A Senhora da Van (The Lady In The Van) (Biografia/comédia/Drama); Elenco: Maggie Smith, Alex Jeannings, Jim Broadbent; Direção: Nicholas Hytner; Reino Unido, 2015. 104 Min. 712 more words

Crítica Cinematográfica

The Odor in the Driveway

It’s so much easier to tell a lie if you mumble out “possibly” at the very end. For example: it turns out that butter is good for you (possibly); I totally finished that report (possibly); I’m expecting a call from Prince Harry (possibly). 701 more words


Take A Ride With Maggie Smith: The Lady in the Van

The Maggie Smith film The Lady in the Van is different from the other films I’ve posted about on this site. I did an action movie, a comedy and a family film. 643 more words

My 100 Favourite Films In Review - Number 75, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

75 – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie:


“Give me a girl of impressionable age and she is mine for life.”

So how about teachers, huh? 3,990 more words

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