The Good Earth (1937). 4/5 stars for this haunting, emotional Chinese epic.

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Film review by Jason Day of The Good Earth, based on the novel by Pearl Buck, about turn of the century peasants in China. Starring Paul Muni and Oscar winning Luise Rainer.

Historical/Period/Epic

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

 

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Mutiny On the Bounty (1962). Film review – 4/5 stars.

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Film review by Jason Day of Mutiny On the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando as Fletcher Christian and Trevor Howard as Captain Bligh.

Historical/Period/Epic

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

 

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Ben-Hur (2016). Some good things are in this remake of a remake of a remake, so why isn’t it that epic?

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Film review by Jason Day of Ben-Hur, the ancient Rome epic starring Jack Huston as a Jewish Prince deceived and enslaved by his vindictive former best friend Messala (Toby Kebbell). 

Historical/Period/Epic

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Ben-Hur (1959). I gave this 5/5, so read my review for why this mighty epic is worth a look.

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Film review by Jason Day of Ben-Hur, the Roman-era set epic about a Jewish Prince who is forced into slavery before becoming a champion chariot racer for his enemy. Starring Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd, directed by William Wyler.

Historical/Period/Epic

5stars Excellent genius a classic

 

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Ben-Hur: A Tale Of the Christ (1925). A worthy chariot-racing partner to Charlton Heston, so read what’s good and bad about it here.

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Film review by Jason Day of the second silent film adaptation of Ben-Hur, the Lew Wallace bestselling novel about a Jewish Prince (Roman Novarro) who is deceived by his childhood friend (Francis X. Bushman) and made into a galley ship rowing slave. Directed by Fred Niblo.

Silent

3stars Good worth watching

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Greed (1924)

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Film review of the silent movie epic directed by Erich von Stroheim starring Zasu Pitts as a woman who wins a small fortune on a lottery and whose life with her simple minded dentist husband McTeague (Gibson Gowland) and former beau Marcus (Jean Hersholt) descends into miserly obsession, madness and murder as she tries to retain every single cent of her winnings.

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Director: Erich von Stroheim. MGM, 239 minutes. (PG)

Silent

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