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Dangerous Beauty - * * * 1/2*

Marshall Herskovitz directs this alternatively comic and earnestly serious period piece based on the biography of a famous 16th century poet/courtesan, Veronica Franco. As a girl, Veronica Franco (Catherine McCormack) has only eyes for Marco Venier (Rufus Sewell). Yet fate … Continue reading

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Hamlet - * * * *

Kenneth Branagh delivers an excellent uncut adaptation of William Shakespeare’s most famous play. Branagh directs and stars as Hamlet, the Danish prince. Julie Christie plays Queen Gertrude, and Derek Jacobi is Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, now king. The casting follows the … 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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