Tag Archives: Judi Dench

She’s Got It Bard

The jewel of the period boxset I’ve been working through this week was undoubtedly Shakespeare in Love (1998), an apocryphal rom-com starring Joseph Fiennes as the eponymous playwright, and Gwyneth Paltrow as the well-born woman who supposedly inspired him to write … Continue reading

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P&P Extra

Thankfully, it didn’t take me too long to track down a DVD copy of Pride & Prejudice (2005)… just over a week, in fact. Hurrah! I’m guessing this was director Joe Wright’s first attempt at recording a commentary track, because … Continue reading

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P&P

As I’ve said before, dramas aren’t really my bag, and I have an allergy to biopics/literary adaptations that try to condense too many events and character beats into a couple of hours… but if there’s anyone who could make me … Continue reading

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A Gold Star Day

Still on a Juno Temple kick, I picked up a copy of Notes on a Scandal (2006), a wry psychological thriller starring Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett. With Cracks still playing on my mind, it was funny to see her … Continue reading

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Royale With Cheesecake

So, as the weather (theoretically) warms up, I’ve been trying to motivate myself to go on more walks… and one powerful incentive is the fact that a charity shop a few miles down the way has started selling their CDs … Continue reading

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