Derek Jacobi

Apr 3 2015

Effie Gray

One of my last reviews was for a film called Serena, which focused on a prosperous couple falling victim to jealousy and madness. That film didn’t give the viewer anything to get behind, nothing to root for or hold on to emotionally; it held its audience at a distance and gave no chances to really […]
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Mar 12 2015

Cinderella

If there’s anything negative to be said about Kenneth Branagh’s fairly straightforward adaptation of the Disney animated classic Cinderella, it’s that it was only a fairytale. Branagh breathes a beauty, elegance, and wit into this new palimpsest of the beloved European folk tale (most famously told by the Brothers Grimm), and its charm will last […]
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