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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Victoria and Abdul (2017). 4/5 stars for this moving royal comedy drama.

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Film review by Jason Day of Victoria and Abdul, starring Judi Dench as an aged, infirm Queen Victoria and her real-life, close friendship with her Muslim teacher Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).

Historical/Period/Epic

image four star rating very good lots to enjoy

 

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Viceroy’s House (2017). Film review: 3/5 for this creation of independent India drama.

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Film review by Jason Day of Viceroy’s House, a drama set during the time of the handover of the Rajah, starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson.

Drama

star rating 3 out of 5 worth watching

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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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A Man For All Seasons (1966). Film review of this intelligent Tudor period epic

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Film review of the Tudor-era set historical drama about the battle of religious convictions between Thomas More (Paul Schofield) and King Henry VIII’s (Robert Shaw) state when More remains quiet on the issue of allegiance to Henry’s desire to break from the Roman Catholic Church, in order to marry Anne Boleyn (Vanessa Redgrave).

Historical/Period/Epic

5stars-Excellent-genius-a-classic

 

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