Victoria and Abdul

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The two-time Oscar nominated British director Stephen Frears resume includes such stunning movies such as The Queen and The Grifters, and on the other hand some dreadful mistakes such as Lay The Favorite and Chéri that we’re sure he would rather forget. His latest movie Victoria and Abdul falls somewhere in the middle.  A pleasant crowd-pleaser … Continue reading





From The Land of The Moon

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  It’s unusual to see the Oscar winning actress Marion Cotillard in anything as syrupy as From The Land of The Moon which in the old days would be simply dismissed as a ‘women’s picture’. Her presence and that of co-star Louis Garrel does at least raise the bar somewhat in what is otherwise a … Continue reading



Lady Macbeth

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Filmmaker William Oldroyd’s debut feature is a stunning Victorian dark period drama adapted from Russian writer Nikola Leskov’s 1865 novella Lady Macbeth of Mitsensk. Relocated to a remote part of the British northern countryside it is the compelling tale of how a reluctant teenage bride took matters into her own hands to re-shape her destiny … Continue reading



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