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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, a review by Tom


     The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010/United Kingdom)
IMDb | Wikipedia

2 entertain Video (United Kingdom)
Director:James Kent
Writing:Jane English (Writer)
Length:91 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English

Stars:
Maxine Peake as Anne Lister
Anna Madeley as Mariana
Susan Lynch as Tib
Christine Bottomley as Ann Walker
Gemma Jones as Aunt Lister

Plot:"I was not born to live alone. I must have someone with me and in loving and being loved, I could be happy"

Maxine Peake delivers a remarkable and heartfelt performance as Anne Lister, an early 19th century Yorkshire landowner whose deciphered journals reveal the agonies and ectasies behind her scandalous lifestyle...

A landowning gentlewoman who defied convention, Anne Lister follows her passion in pursuing and seducing the beautiful Mariana. However just as their exhilarating, illicit affair threatens to scandalise society, Mariana chooses to marry the older but wealthy Charles Lawton.

A distraught Anne, denied the love of her soul mate, is forced to look elsewhere for the passion she craves. In her remarkable struggle to survive Anne discovers new depths that test her spirit and the fortitude of her convictions.

Extras:
  • Featurettes
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
An okay movie. But I didn't enjoy it as much as Fingersmith, which is set around the same time I believe. Nothing really surprising. It is about as much as I expected from the trailer.

Rating:

(From Lesbian Movie Marathon on October 23rd, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, a review by Dragonfire




Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban




This is the first movie to have a different director and it is the first to start making odd changes and leaving out important explanations.  I still think it is stupid that Hagrid's hut and the Whomping Willow are moved and that long bridge is added along with that clock tower thing.  There isn't a proper explanation for what animagi are and the fact that they have to register with the Ministry of Magic.  A few things about Harry's dad and his friends are left out, including that they wrote the Maurader's Map.  Those little things would have just taken a few minutes to explain.  This is the smallest of the explanations left out, but it is the beginning of a bad trend with the movie. 

This movie does the best job at capturing the magical aspects of Hogwarts, with ghosts floating about all over and the paintings always moving.  I absolutely low how the paintings are done in this movie.  The rest of the movies barely show the paintings moving.  The sense of wonder and magic is out in full force in this one.



I did post a review after I saw the movie in the theater.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


(From Marie's Random Movie Viewing on July 15th, 2013)

Member's TV Reviews

Pete's Pilots, a review by addicted2dvd



The Incredible Hulk


The Incredible Hulk (Pilot)
In this thrilling two- hour movie, Dr. David Banner inadvertantly exposes himself to a high amount of gamma radiation and is horrified to discover that in moments of frustration and anger he is transformed into the incredibly powerful Hulk. Susan Sullivan guest stars.

My Thoughts:
This was always one of my favorite shows at the time it originally aired. I still enjoy it very much. I like this origin story they made... even if it don't stay accurate to the comics.  At this point I have the first 2 seasons as well as all the TV movies in my collection. But I do hope to get the final 3 seasons eventually.

My Rating:

(From Pete's Pilots on February 10th, 2010)