…carry on

From its first familiar notes to the final sweeping shot of the Crowley family home we all know and love so well, one thing is clear. This next chapter of “Downton Abbey” is no epilogue and it’s certainly not going to pretend to be anything more than it is — one super-sized, long-awaited episode (now…

…Steal the Show

By all rights, “Bohemian Rhapsody” should not be nominated for Best Picture. The film’s director was fired with two weeks of filming remaining. It received a less than enthusiastic response from critics. Add in the fact that director Bryan Singer’s behavior on set has recently come to light (again), and this Queen biopic seemed destined…

…puzzle over

The story of Alan Turing was, until the mid 70’s, a completely untold secret as a matter of national security for Great Britain. And I think it’s fair to say (sad, but fair), that until the making of “The Imitation Game” the story remained unknown to most modern audiences. But what a story it is.

…Count Down(ton)

This Sunday, you can feel the excitement and anticipation in the air. If you listen closely you can almost hear that familiar melody wafting through the air, the clang of the dressing gong, and, of course, the ring of those beloved servant bells. If you listen closer, you can hear the fading grumbling from an…

…Crack the Code

“The Imitation Game,” is another Oscar hopeful this awards season that tells a complex story simply and beautifully. Director Morten Tyldum has taken the little-known, and formerly top-secret story of Alan Turing, and turned it into an inspiring and heartbreaking film.