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"POLDARK" (1996) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "POLDARK", the 1996 adaptation of Winston Graham's 1981 novel, "The Stranger From the Sea". Directed by Richard Laxton, the television movie starred John Bowe and Mel Martin: Read more...Collapse )

"THE MANIONS OF AMERICA" (1981) Review

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"THE MANIONS OF AMERICA" (1981) Review

Back in early 1981, ABC Television aired a miniseries about the lives of an Anglo-Irish immigrant family called "THE MANIONS OF AMERICA". Starring Pierce Brosnan and Kate Mulgrew, the miniseries aired in three parts and was marketed as the Irish-American version of the 1977 miniseries, "ROOTS". Read more...Collapse )
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Below is a list of my top five (5) favorite episodes from Season Seven (2014-2015) of "MAD MEN". Created by Matthew Weiner, the series starred Jon Hamm: Read more...Collapse )

"LITTLE WOMEN" (1949) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from "LITTLE WOMEN", the 1949 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's 1868-69 novel. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, the movie starred June Allyson, Janet Leigh, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor and Peter Lawford: Read more...Collapse )



"STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS" (2015) Review

During the fall of 2012, the media and many film fans were stunned by news of filmmaker George Lucas' sale of his production company, Lucasfilm, to the Walt Disney Company. I was flabbergasted. However, this sale led to Disney's plans to continue Lucas' "STAR WARS" movie saga with future releases, television shows, novels and comic stories. Read more...Collapse )


Below is a list of my top five favorite episodes from Season One of ABC's "REVENGE". Created by Mike Kelley and loosely based upon Alexandre Dumas père's novel, "The Count of Monte Cristo", the series starred Madeline Stowe and Emily VanCamp: Read more...Collapse )


Below are images from "THE MURDER IN THE VICARAGE", the 2004 adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1930 novel. The movie starred Geraldine McEwan as Miss Jane Marple: Read more...Collapse )

"BLANCHE FURY" (1948) Review

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"BLANCHE FURY" (1948) Review

I suspect that many fans of costume dramas would be fascinated to know about the series of period dramas released by the British film industry during the post-World War II era. A good number of those films were released by a British film studio known as Gainsborough Pictures. But not all of them were released through this particular studio. Some were released through other studios or production companies . . . like the 1948 period drama, "BLANCHE FURY". Read more...Collapse )
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"THE CELEBRATION OF MEDIOCRITY AND UNORIGINALITY IN “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS"

Look … I liked the new “STAR WARS” movie, “THE FORCE AWAKENS”. I honestly do. Heck, I feel it is better than J.J. Abrams’ two “STAR TREK” films. But I am astounded that this film has garnered so much acclaim. It has won the AFI Award for Best Picture. It has been nominated by the Critics Choice Award for Best Picture. Read more...Collapse )

"THE EUROPEANS" (1979) Photo Gallery

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Below are images from the 1979 adaptation of Henry James' 1878 short story, "The Europeans: A Sketch". Produced by Ishmail Merchant and directed by James Ivory, the movie starred Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Lisa Eichhorn and Tim Woodward: Read more...Collapse )

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