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Articles tagged alan bates

Thursday, April 14 2011

‘The Alan Bennett Collection’: A Treat of Bennett’s Style Combined with Eminent Actors

'The Alan Bennett Collection' brings together 11 works written for the BBC by the author of The History Boys.


Thursday, July 17 2008

American Film Theatre

In what might be called the curse of Chekhov, the common setting is a living room, the common characters a family, and the common dynamic a stew of bitter backbiting and recrimination that ultimately gives the lie to Tolstoy, because here each unhappy family seems perfectly alike.


Thursday, December 11 2003

The Statement (2003)

The Statement is a rarity: a serious, politically-minded thriller.


Thursday, June 27 2002

Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.


Thursday, May 30 2002

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

Tom Clancy's novels and the movies they spawn have never had much truck with credibility.


Thursday, January 24 2002

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

As John (Richard Gere) begins to question his own journalistic rigor and even his sanity, a number of inconsistencies in the stories of the mothman crop up.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.


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