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What’s next for Downton’s Creator?

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  Whilst Julian Fellowes may chose to keep us guessing about the inevitable Downton Abbey Movie sequel and whether Barrow the Butler will ever find true love, he has just announced his next new project. Lord Fellowes, as he should be formally addressed, is about to start a new period drama for HBO that this … Continue reading



Downton Abbey : the best feel-good movie of the year (so far)

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  Watching the glorious movie version of Downton Abbey on the big screen is just like being welcomed back home to old (rather grand) friends who we have missed .  Of course we are not the visitors that Lord and Lady Grantham (Hugh Bonneville & Elizabeth McGovern) are expecting as they have just received a … Continue reading



The Chaperone : Take off the corset and put on the slippers

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  If a chaperone is the person who is supposed to be there to stop anything too racy happening this is an aptly named movie. It’s the story of a woman who manages to mentally and physically throw off her corsets while making the audience feel like they are easing into a pair of slippers. … Continue reading



Peterloo : Mike Leigh’s take of one of the UK’s darkest moments from the past

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Veteran British Filmmaker the 7 time Academy Award Nominee Mike Leigh’s latest film takes a look back at a disgraceful part of English history that most people are totally unaware of. This epic length drama is from one of the most lauded auteurs in indie cinema whose work however never really enjoys mush commercial success,.  … Continue reading



Red Joan: Judi Dench plays a spy in this rather leaden drama

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  The most traitorous act about this British spy story would be to admit that one didn’t like (Dame) July Dench’s performance as the octogenarian widow suddenly arrested by the Authorities for what she got up to at University in the 1940’s.  The hesitation is not a reflection of her in anyway, but in the … Continue reading



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