Florence Foster Jenkins (2016). Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant excel in this musical biopic

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Film review by Jason Day of the movie Florence Foster Jenkins, in which Meryl Streep takes the title role, a tone deaf singer who finally achieves her dream of singing to an audience, despite the fact she is tone deaf. Co-starring Hugh Grant.

Comedy

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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

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The Program (2015) / Q and A with director Stephen Frears

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Maysa Moncao’s review of the Lance Armstrong film starring Ben Foster. Directed by Stephen Frears, who provided a Q&A to Maysa and other reviewers at the Toronto International Film Festival/TIFF 15.

5stars-Excellent-genius-a-classic

 

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The Queen (2006). Film review of the drama about Queen Elizabeth II, starring Oscar winning Helen Mirren

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Film review by Jason Day of The Queen, the drama chronicling Queen Elizabeth II’s (Helen Mirren) days immediately following the death of Princess Diana and the fallout for the British Royal Family.

Drama

 

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