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).
Film review of the adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen, with additional material from Seth Grahame-Smith, following the adventures of the spirited Bennett sisters, beauties of minor society in Regency England who must do battle with an army of the undead, simultaneously traversing the rights of courtship with a group of handsome male suitors.
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Director: Burr Steers. (108 mins).
Epic, romantic biography of the marriage and final years of the last Romanov dynasty, Emperor Nicholas II (Michael Jayston) and his Tsarina Alexandra (Janet Suzan). Co-starring Irene Worth and Laurence Olivier.
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. (189 mins). Horizon/Columbia. (PG).
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).