Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Lui take Holmes and Watson to 21st century New York City in this TV mystery take on the world’s greatest detective.
Helen Mirren got the role of a lifetime playing DCI Jane Tennison, a tough, tenacious, at times brittle woman in a brutally chauvinist British police culture in a series of smart mysteries.
Patricia Rozema’s adaptation of Mansfield Park (1999) combines Jane Austen’s novel with elements of her letters and journals to turn heroine Fanny Price (played by Frances O’Conner) into a woman of self-possession and confidence. The strong-willed, creative girl in an impoverished family is sent to live with snooty rich relatives, where she is more than […]
Byzantium (2012), Neil Jordan’s take on the vampire genre (from a play by Moira Buffin), is not a traditional horror film. There is blood, of course, and there is sex, but it’s less eros and more survival. Clara (Gemma Arterton) walks the streets (or in this case, the boardwalk of a British coastal town in […]