Category Archives: Movies

Middlemarch, Movie Review

Dorothea Brooke’s greatest desire in life is to dedicate herself to some worthwhile purpose. She thinks she has found this purpose when she meets the scholar, Edward Casaubon, and marries him. It is not long before she is disillusioned. Tertius … Continue reading

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Silas Marner (1985), Movie Review

This adaptation of George Eliot’s Silas Marner is well done. Ben Kingsley is excellent as the titular Silas Marner. He believably shifted from the wronged and angry man to the miser to a loving father. The child who plays baby … Continue reading

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The Mill on the Floss, Movie Review

The 1997 adaptation of The Mill on the Floss is adequate. Emily Watson’s portrayal of Maggie Tulliver manages to make Maggie’s fervent but constrained nature cohesive. Philip Wakem, as played by James Frain, was particularly good, sensitive and cultured. I … Continue reading

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Cast Ideas for “A Tale of Two Cities”

I have thought for a while that the actors Rupert Friend and Orlando Bloom would be great as the look-alikes Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay in an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities. A simple Google search of their … Continue reading

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Opinions on ‘Princess Ka‘iulani’ (2009)

I had hoped that the film ‘Princess Ka‘iulani’ (2009) would be good. The story of Hawaii’s fight against the United States’ attempts to subjugate it, set against the life of the last heiress to its crown, could have been an … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre 2011: A Review

I was not particularly impressed with the new version of ‘Jane Eye’ the first time I saw it. I would have described it in two words: Low-key. (Or, is that one word?) Everything is so quiet. The only scene that … Continue reading

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