Category: Classics

‘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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Coming Home (1998) Review: A Solid WWII Period Drama With Fine Performances

Coming Home (1998) is an ITV miniseries based upon Rosamunde Pilcher’s coming-of-age story of the same name. The series is set during World War II (pre and post as well) in England. It follows about a decade of the life and loves and travails of schoolgirl Judith Duncan, who comes of age as war erupts.

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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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Delight in The Wizard of Oz: Life Lessons 80 Years Later

The Wizard of Oz offers a number of life lessons and I thought I would share just a few, with a little tongue-in-cheek commentary! These aren’t earth-shattering. Rather, these Wizard of Oz life lessons are sweetly sentimental.

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Love in the Later Stages: 33 Movies About Older People in Celebration of National Grandparents Day

While young love is often the go-to rom-com form, there is something to be said and gained by the examination of “old” love. Love that has weathered a lifetime together. Love that blossoms despite and because of wrinkles and grey hairs. And love that faces the ultimate separation: death. In celebration of National Grandparents Day, I’ve put together a list of movies about older people showcasing love in the later stages, “old” love as it were.

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‘Berkeley Square,’ The Complete Series: Secrets and Romance!

No matter how much we enjoy the new period dramas, sometimes it’s just as nice to revisit past period drama series. One of these is BBC’s Berkeley Square series, an excellent late ’90s period drama. It follows three nannies in the upscale London neighborhood known as Berkeley Square.

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