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Tuesday, September 18 2007

England, My England

As a biopic, it simply fails, but as a means of contemplating aspects of English history and the enigma of Purcell, this film has some intriguing moments intertwined with some glorious performances of the music of Purcell.


Tuesday, June 5 2007

Kids’ DVDs: June 2007

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.


Wednesday, November 8 2006

Flushed Away (2006)

Droll and unfortunately titled, Flushed Away marks a point of no return for British animated films.


Thursday, July 7 2005

The Good Father (1985)

Within minutes of its start, Mike Newell's The Good Father has thus established Bill's rage.


Monday, March 7 2005

The Mystery of Charles Dickens

Veteran actor Simon Callow gives life to Ackroyd's demanding script, which weaves historical and personal anecdotes in and out of dramatizations from Dickens' oeuvre.


Wednesday, December 22 2004

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

You might read this as a not-so-subtle indictment of the bourgie masses who consume popular culture: their taste sucks.


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