February 04, 2008

Gandhi (1982)

IMDB: Gandhi (1982)

Plot Outline:
Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.

I've not watched this film since it first came out, and while still maintaining its greatness as a movie, and Kingsley's great work, somehow the epic grandeur is a bit lost when not seen in the theater.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/02/2008]

Posted by mark at 01:26 PM | Comments (0)

January 12, 2008

Edison, the Man (1940)

IMDB: Edison, the Man (1940)

Plot summary: n flashback, fifty years after inventing the light bulb, an 82-year-old Edison tells his story starting at age twenty-two with his arrival in New York. He's on his way with invention of an early form of stock market ticker.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:10/23/07]

Posted by mark at 07:33 PM | Comments (0)

January 06, 2008

Miss Potter (2006)

IMDB: Miss Potter (2006)

Plot Outline:
The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/20/07]

Posted by mark at 08:35 PM | Comments (0)

November 12, 2007

Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

IMDB: Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

Plot Outline: Laura Henderson (Dench) buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/10/07]

Posted by mark at 08:17 PM | Comments (0)

May 13, 2007

When We Were Kings (1996)

IMDB: When We Were Kings (1996)

Plot Outline:
A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/03/07]

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The Queen (2006)

IMDB: The Queen (2006)

Plot Outline:
After the death of Princess Diana, HM Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 02/10/07]

Posted by mark at 03:39 PM | Comments (0)

June 25, 2006

Hilary and Jackie (1998)

IMDB: Hilary and Jackie (1998)

Blurb: "The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi."

Excellent performances by Watson, Griffiths, and Morrissey lend credence to this biopic.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/22/06]

Posted by mark at 03:28 PM | Comments (0)

The Aviator (2004)

IMDB: The Aviator (2004)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/14/06]

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April 23, 2006

Ed Wood (1994)

IMDB: Ed Wood (1994)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/24/06]

Posted by mark at 10:48 PM | Comments (0)

November 27, 2005

Capote (2005)

IMDB: Capote (2005)

Once again, Philip Seymour Hoffman demonstrates why he is, in my opinion, the greatest actor of our time. I don't think there is a limit to the range of characters Hoffman can portray.

He performs as Capote with such detail and nuance, it's a pleasure to watch.

Rating: 8

Posted by mark at 01:41 PM | Comments (0)