Excerpt from my article for ScreenMayhem.com. Charles Dickens was a writer who cared deeply about the world and his fellow man. His books were hugely popular, particularly as they were released initially as chapters in magazine serials, so that you had to wait til the next issue to discover what happened to your favourite characters,… Continue reading The Muppet Christmas Carol is 25 years old!
Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Paul Hilton, Christopher Fairbank Director: William Oldroyd Based on a Russian novel, this film is set in rural Britain during the Victorian Era, where Katherine (Pugh) is sent to be married to a much older man (Hilton). Her life is repressive even for this time, and her husband… Continue reading Lady Macbeth (2016)
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Clafin, Holliday Grainger Director: Roger Michell Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, this is the story of an orphan raised by his adult cousin in Victorian era Cornwall. The two are devoted to each other, and live a rough and tumble bachelor life until Phillip's (Clafin) guardian has to… Continue reading My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Starring: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Boothe Director: Juan Carlos Medina In Victorian London, a woman (Cooke) stands accused of her husband's murder, but the crime may be part of a spate of vicious killings attributed to the killer known as the Limehouse Golem. Can Detective Kildare (Nighy) clear the accused and solve the murders?… Continue reading The Limehouse Golem (2016)