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Medieval is an eleventh century tale of a band of international outlaws who are shipwrecked on the Iberian coast. Caught in a war between Spain, Portugal and the Moors, they defend a Monastic village against a savage Warlord.
Ensconced in her sprawling San Jose, California mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Dame Helen Mirren) believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.
Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.
William Blake's "The Ghost of a Flea" appears both as the design on the backdrop of Dan Leno's stage show, and as a picture in the Library book. See more »
At one point, Dan Leno makes reference to "the roar of the greasepaint". Surely the well known musical with that phrase was a twist on the original which must have been "The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd". See more »
[is reading in Cree's diary]
I took out her eyes in case my image had been imprinted upon them. And washed the blood from my hands with the gin in her chamber pot. My first performance... was complete.
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A dark and daring detective drama that's never as straight-forward as it threatens to be.
Splattered with surprising amounts of grisly gore, layered with darkly mature themes and brimming with otherwise brutal viscera, this Victorian-era detective drama is a much more nuanced affair than first advertised, playing out not as a simple whodunnit but rather as an exploration of theatre vs reality and the pantomime roles all of the key players (whom are all written and acted wonderfully) inevitably, and perhaps unknowingly, play. While I had successfully figured out the identity of the killer before the second act had even begun, it didn't take anything away from my enjoyment of the picture. All of the pieces were on the board from the beginning and each twist made perfect sense within the narrative; there was no cheating and that alone is to be applauded. In the end, this was a very enjoyable and gripping thriller which was as fun to unravel as it was to passively watch, also working well as a sort of meta-textual commentary. After all, when the audience wants blood, it's blood they will get. 7/10
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