The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) c.WWI

This biopic from writer/director Matt Brown details the extraordinary life of renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), who travels to England in 1913 to study at Cambridge. He faces prejudice there from many of his colleagues, but he also bonds with a professor named G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). In time, Ramanujan authors a number of pioneering equations. UK release April 8, 2016 US release April 28, 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins 2016

“If you truly loved me, you’d let me sing,” says Meryl Streep as the talentless diva manque in this new trailer for Florence Foster Jenkins, the second movie inspired by the real-life story of the socialite who bought her way to Carnegie Hall. Judging by the international trailer ahead of the movie’s May 6 bow in the UK, Streep’s rendition takes a broader comic tone than Marguerite, the 2015 French film — currently in limited release in the U.S. by Cohen Media Group — that won actress Catherine Frot a Best Actress Cesar Award. UK release May 06, 2016 US … Read more

Love and Friendship 2016

By Jane Austen… In 18th-century England, a widow (Kate Beckinsale) asks a friend (Chloë Sevigny) for help in finding suitors for herself and her young daughter. Written and directed by Whit Stillman (who adapted the script from an unpublished work by Jane Austen), Love and Friendship made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for … Read more

John Thornton’s Unfolding Dream – 22

John Thornton’s Unfolding Dream   Baron Brampton was at the station waiting for the 4:00 p.m. train. He had left his bouquet of flowers in his carriage rather than draw attention to himself. Two of his guards had tethered their horses and waited near him on foot. Several passersby came up to greet him and he was very cordial but short with them. He could not take his mind off seeing Margaret minutes from now. He was thankful that the platform only had a few people waiting. Not many catching a train at this time of day, he thought. He … Read more

Hearts Adrift – Part Thirteen

Chapter Thirteen   Manon followed her uncle downstairs to the large library, where a cluster of comfortable chairs was gathered around a low table. He gestured towards one of the chairs and turned to Pritchard, who had opened the door for them. “Bring us some coffee, Pritchard.” “Very well, sir.” The butler bowed and went off. “Why is he addressing you thus? Are you not a nobleman? Should he not call you ‘my lord’, instead?” Manon asked, drawing her brows together over a question that had been on her mind for several days. Richard smiled and shook his head. “I … Read more

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These films and series listed here have been expanded on with information and trailers. Listings will be will be consistently add. Check often. A Private Function (1984) c.1947 Anton Chekhov’s The Duel (2009) Birdsong 2012 Bleak House 2005 Bridge of Spies Brooklyn (2015) Carol 2015 Chariots of Fire 1981 Copying Beethoven 2006 Crimson Peak 2015 Daniel Deronda 2002 Desperate Romantics 2009 – A BBC Classic Doctor Thorne 2016 Far From the Madding Crowd 2015 Field of Lost Shoes 2014 Firelight 1997 Girl With The Pearl Earring 2003 Goodnight for Justice 2011 In the Heart of the Sea In Secret 2012 … Read more

John Thornton’s Unfolding Dream – 21

John Thornton’s Unfolding Dream   Amazon Download   $3.99 US John startled himself awake. He was still in his chair. He checked his pocket watch and saw that he had dozed off for another hour but something was nagging him this time. He felt that another vision was trying to emerge. He was so anxious to see Margaret that he went to his bedchamber, stripped down and fell across the sheets. He popped back up with his nakedness and closed the door to his room. Should he finally get some sleep, he did not want to embarrass Jane, his housekeeper. … Read more