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Painted Lady (1997) ****

Painted Lady (1997) ****

Painted Lady is a British murder mystery mini-series, directed by Julian Jarrold to a screenplay by Allan Cubitt. It stars Helen Mirren in the main role. If you enjoyed Prime Suspect and are a fan of Helen Mirren, you will much appreciate the Painted Lady.
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Downton Abbey (UK, 2010-2013) *****

Downton Abbey (UK, 2010-2013) *****

What makes Downton Abbey stand out, is a combination of excellent storyline -- writing that feels authentic yet fitted for our time, strong believable fictional characters that play against real historical events, delightful credible acting with a list of actors too long to mention, superb production design value, appealing musical score and much more. It scores high in every possible category of TV production. But even more so, Downton Abbey is both humanistic in its themes and characters, as well as answering a fascination many viewers have with the life of the aristocracy.
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TV Series Review: NCIS (2003-present) ****

Why do I like NCIS? Well, for one, it’s more addictive than pistachios...  I like the character development, the relationships between the characters, which resemble a dysfunctional family, and the border-line childish sense of humor...

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Foyle's War [TV] (UK, 2001-2010) *****

An excellent British detective drama, set up during WWII in Hastings, England, where Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle, played superbly by Michael Kitchen, attempts to solves various crimes. The mysteries, much in Agatha Christie’s style, focus on crimes committed by profiteers, trying to take advantage of the confusion the war has created, by people with political agenda and by a host of other ill-intended folks.

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) ***

A bio-drama, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women tells the story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and the two women in his life. Martson, a...

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Who would have guessed that in Japan, especially post-WWII, American country music, including Bluegrass, will have not just fans, but actual talented ...

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An indie bio-drama, Maudie follows the life of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis. The film, a Canadian-Irish production, shot to a small budget of $5.6mm...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) ****

The Guardians Vol. 2's storyline is as thin and infantile as a young twig, yet it serves one purpose – delivering perfect punchlines. And yes, the special...

Frantz (2016, France-Germany) ****

Franz tells the story of a German woman named Anna, beautifully portrayed by Paula Beer, who, in post-WWI Germany of 1919, while grieving Franz, her fianc...

Logan (2017) ***

Directed by James Mangold, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Frank and Michael Green, Logan is based on a story by Mangold. Logan introduces us to...

Loving (2016) ****

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    Re: Logan (2017) ***

    I think, .... nothing, I haven't see the movie yet, it is c class.

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