Tag Archives: Ian McKellen

Apt Pupil - * * * 1/2*

Apt Pupil is a very disturbing movie. This cerebral thriller is very much a monster movie. But, rather than the monsters being some outlandishly implausible creature from the fringes of science fiction, they are taken from the pages of history, … Continue reading

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Swept From the Sea - * * 1/2*

Beeban Kidron directs this romantic epic based on Joseph Conrad’s short story, Amy Foster. But while the film captures the scenery and scope necessary for an epic romance, it falls short with a stale plot and a flat romance. Vincent … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort Farm - * * 1/2*

This satire of the traditional English period drama is a mixed bag. Flora Poste (Kate Beckinsale) is the rich young woman forced to live with her hard working relatives, the Starkadders. However, unlike others in her situation, she relishes the … Continue reading

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Richard III - * * * 1/2*

Shakespeare’s play works well, even when it has been transposed into the 1930s. Ian McKellen plays the title role, as the deformed Duke of Gloster, who schemes, plots, and murders his way into the title of King Richard III. First, … Continue reading

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