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Below is a list of my favorite episodes from Season One of the Netflix series, "THE CROWN". Created by Peter Morgan, the series starred Claire Foy and Matt Smith as Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: Read more...Collapse )

"JULIE AND JULIA" (2009) Photo Gallery

Below are images from "JULIE AND JULIA", the 2009 adaptation of Julia Child's 2006 autobiography, "My Life in France" and Julie Powell's 2005 memoir, "Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking ". Written and directed by Nora Ephron, the movie starred Meryl Streep and Amy Adams: Read more...Collapse )

Doberge Cake

Below is an article about the dessert known as the Doberge Cake: Read more...Collapse )

"A POCKETFUL OF RYE" (1985) Review


"A POCKETFUL OF RYE" (1985) Review

There have been two adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1953 novel, "A Pocket Full of Rye". Well . . . as far as I know. I have already seen the recent adaptation that aired on ITV's "AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MARPLE" series in 2009. Recently, I watched an earlier adaptation that aired on the BBC "MISS MARPLE" series in 1985. Read more...Collapse )

"I, TONYA" (2017) Photo Gallery

Below are images from "I, TONYA", the 2017 biopic about former Olympic skater, Tonya Harding. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the movie starred Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney: Read more...Collapse )


Sometime ago, I had expressed my feelings about "POLDARK", the 1975 adaptation of Winston Graham's 1953 novel, "Warleggan: A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793". Needless to say, my opinions were not overall positive. Then I focused my attention of Debbie Horsfield's recent adaptation of the novel. Considering the writer/television producer's boast that this new adaptation would be more faithful to Graham's literary saga, I found myself wondering how she would handle the writer's most contoverisal entry in his series. Read more...Collapse )

"THE BEGUILED" (2017) Review

"THE BEGUILED" (2017) Review

I have never been a diehard fan of Southern Gothic fiction. Not really. But there have been some fictional works in that genre that have appealed to me. In fact, if you ask me, I could come up with a pretty good list of Southern Gothic movie and television productions that I have always enjoyed. Read more...Collapse )

"GEORGE WASHINGTON" (1984) Photo Gallery

Below are images from "GEORGE WASHINGTON", the 1984 adapation of 1965's "George Washington, the Forge of Experience, 1732–1775" and 1968's "George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775–1783", two of James Thomas Flexner's biographies on the first U.S. President. Directed by Buzz Kulik, the three-part miniseries starred Barry Bostwick as George Washington: Read more...Collapse )
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"THE CHISHOLMS" (1979): CHAPTER III Commentary

Chapter II of the 1979 miniseries, "THE CHISHOLMS" focused on the second leg of the western Virginia family's westbound journey to California in 1844. This last episode focused on their journey through Illinois and Missouri, culminating in their arrival in Independence, Missouri. Chapter III focused on the family's trek along the eastern half of the Oregon Trail, culminating with an unwanted encounter on the plains. Read more...Collapse )

"GANGS OF NEW YORK" (2002) Review

"GANGS OF NEW YORK" (2002) Review

With the exception of a few, many of Martin Scorsese's films have been set in the City of New York - whether in the past or present. One of those films is his 2002 Oscar nominated film, "THE GANGS OF NEW YORK". Read more...Collapse )



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