William Skakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers, embittered families and timeless passion. Based on a stage production by Hugh Morrison, this is a filmed record of a stage ... See full summary »
A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, ... See full summary »
Golden Brown is set in England, in Stunning 1960's Cornwall and 1970's Essex. David, a young boy of mixed race spends his days beach-combing for treasure, and dreaming of the girl he loves.... See full summary »
Solid, commendable production of the Shakespeare tragedy. The lead performers are especially impressive as is the supporting cast. The movie should also be commended for staying true to the the setting and not making any major changes in the original script. By presenting Shakespeare in a straightforward manner, the movie avoids the traps and pitfalls associated with trying to update the story. Jenny Agutter is wonderful as Lady Capulet and Ben Daniels gives a strong performance as Mercutio. But what essentially makes this movie watchable is the story itself which is a classic. Of course, as a television production, the movie lacks the gloss that might be found in the feature film, but more than makes up for that with skillful directing and excellent acting.
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