Author: Amber Topping

‘The Bitter Tea of General Yen’ Review – See One of the First Interracial Romances on Screen

Directed by Frank Capra, The Bitter Tea of General Yen is a relatively forgotten pre-Code film with social relevance, religious cynicism, violence, and a shocking interracial romance between a Chinese warlord and a Christian missionary. Indeed, this is not the type of movie one thinks of when referencing a Capra classic. It’s a Wonderful Life it is not. But that’s what makes this movie so fascinating. Not only is it different from Capra’s later films, but it’s also a love story ahead of its time.

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Review: Downton Abbey is the Period Drama Movie of the Year

Downton Abbey may have ignited a new age in cinema, proving going to the movies can still be a magical experience. The Downton Abbey movie (written by creator Julian Fellowes) is glamourous, nostalgic, funny, romantic, clever, heartbreaking, and entertaining. It’s everything you expect to see in an excellent period flick. Will it make complete sense if you haven’t seen the TV show? Maybe not. But it’s not hard to follow and even Downton newbies in the audience were entertained. But what made the film ultimately so special was the experience itself.

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Watch Colin Firth in the First Trailer for the New Adaptation of ‘The Secret Garden’

The first trailer for the new adaptation of The Secret Garden is here and it looks magical! From the producers of Paddington and Harry Potter, comes a new take on the classic children’s book by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Colin Firth in a starring role.

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The 50 Best Free Period Dramas to Watch on IMDB TV

If you’re a period drama fan, it’s hard to find the best of what’s currently available on IMDB TV since period drama doesn’t have its own category. So, after searching through the current library, I compiled a list of the best free period dramas to watch right now!

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