Sunday, February 15 2009
An amazing story of the slaves who fought for Britain during the American Revolutionary War.
Friday, March 7 2008
Per formula, Terry's bad behavior is offset by the worse behavior of his assorted opponents. Theft, deception, and adultery don't look so terrible compared to murder and torture.
Monday, April 30 2007
This may be a misguided venture on the whole but there are a handful of moments to treasure.
Friday, February 23 2007
The movie's thematic insistence on seeing takes shape through slavery, a horrible moral blight even if it's off-screen in the colonies and not in London with our heroes.
Thursday, December 7 2006
The History Boys is limited by its play-derived aspects: clever banter, three-act structure, meticulous blocking.
Friday, October 15 2004
Stephen Fry can't throw us any curveballs because he's got to stick close to Waugh, so he subjects us to formulaic depravity for three-quarters of the film, with minor variations.