Belle

With the Oscars ending with “12 Years A Slave” walking away with the Best Picture win, the concept of slavery has a new place in cinematic history. The exploration of that time period continues in “Belle,” which provides a whole new perspective on the fight to abolition of the slave trade and slavery itself, and is based on a true story that is now being discovered.  Continue reading “Belle”

Anonymous

The writings of William Shakespeare are taught to the world for their detail and fascinating characters. Yet, the events surrounding the man who wrote the plays remain a mystery that has captivated the minds like those of Mark Twain and Sigmund Freud.

The movie “Anonymous” attempts to tackle the idea that William Shakespeare did not write the plays that made him so famous, but were instead written by an aristocrat during the tumultuous period of the reign of Elizabeth I, known as Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, played by Rhys Ifans.

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