Author: Brittaney B.

Charles II: The Power and the Passion (2003) – A Compelling Political Soap Opera Starring Rufus Sewell

England’s King Charles II occupied the throne during a fascinating time in the nation’s history. During the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell’s rule, his father was beheaded and Charles was exiled. After Cromwell’s death, Charles II returned to England as its’ king. Charles II reversed many of the rules implemented by Cromwell’s government. He also continued his father’s battle with the English Parliament. The years of his reign are known as The Restoration. Charles II: The Power and the Passion presents a portrait of this multi-faceted historical figure.

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‘Cleopatra’ Movie Review – An Imperfect Spectacle With Elizabeth Taylor

The 1963 Cleopatra film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton is one of those movies most people have heard of. Not only was it one of the most expensive movies ever made, but it was also famous for igniting the start of the Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton love affair as well as their popular onscreen partnership.

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‘Yesterday’ Review – This Quirky New Rom-Com Will Make You Happy

I went in for the music but found myself captivated by the picture as a whole. It’s one of those rare movies which has both heart and soul. Yesterday is sentimental without being maudlin, awkward but sincere, inspiring and challenging in its’ ultimate message. In short, it is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time.

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‘Tolkien’ Movie Review – A Sentimental Glimpse at the Shaping of a Genius

The world of a J.R.R. Tolkien story is one of mystery, magic, romance, friendship, wars, and meaning-filled journies. But what was the world of the real Tolkien like? How did a British born Catholic orphan surviving by the goodwill of others create not only languages but a fantastical world still enchanting millions today? These are the questions the new biographical Tolkien movie attempts to answer.

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