Shy, chain-smoking, insomniac Peter McGowan is an L.A. playwright with a string of hits that preceded his current ten years of failed productions. His mother-in-law is sinking into senility... See full summary »
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Helena Bonham Carter,
Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and ... See full summary »
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Europe; the plague years. A wigmaker, locked in his shop, observes the events and writes about them in his journal. Mostly, we see shrouded bodies, and a young girl who lives in the tavern ... See full summary »
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.
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An astonishing debut by a director with huge a future
The Dance of Shiva is an amazing film. Amazing because it tells a story
has been all but forgotten, amazing because of the array of talent gathered
to tell that story and even more amazing because all this was pulled off by
a director in his twenties, making pretty much his first film. The story is
that of the sacrifices made by soldiers from the Indian sub-continent while
fighting on the western front during World War One, and the prejudice they
encountered while they served. To tell this story the director, Jamie
has gathered together some of the biggest names of cinema both past and
present. In front of the camera you can see Kenneth Branagh, Paul McGann,
Sam West, Julian Glover and in a pivotal role Sanjeev Bhasker. They are
joined behind the camera by Oscar winners cinematographer Jack Cardiff and
production designer John Box. Jamie Payne has teamed them with a hole host
of young talent and created what will, I believe, be viewed in retrospect
the film world's first look at a huge talent that can only grow and move
onto bigger and even better things.
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