Victoria & Abdul

2017 BBC Films/Perfect World Pictures/Working Title Films/Cross Street Films/Focus Features/Universal Pictures Directed by Stephen Frears Produced by Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Beeban Kidron/Tracey Seeward Screenplay by Lee Hall Based on “Victoria & Abdul” by Shrabani Basu I have no idea if British cinema invented the period costume drama (that is a genre, right?) but they know how […]

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

2015 Blueprint Pictures/Participant Media/Fox Searchlight Pictures Directed by John Madden Produced by Graham Broadbent/Peter Czernin Written by Ol Parker Based on characters from the novel “These Foolish Things” by Deborah Moggach If you go to see THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL I strongly suspect it will be solely because like me, you went to […]

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

2012 Fox Searchlight Pictures Directed by John Madden Produced by Graham Broadbent Written by Ol Parker Based on “These Foolish Things” by Deborah Moggach Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) is way in over his head but he’s got enthusiasm, confidence and pluck enough to fill Yankee Stadium.  He’s inherited a dilapidated business from his deceased father, […]

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