Brideshead Revisited aka the joys of subtext in British costume dramas

Brideshead Revisited (UK, 2008)
Seen: Monday, 6th April 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 133′
Director: Julian Jarrold
Cast: Matthew Goode, Hayley Atwell, Patrick Malahide, Ben Whishaw, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon
Production House: 2 Entertain, BBC Films, Ecosse Films, HanWay Films, Screen Yorkshire, UK Film Council
Plot: England in the early 20th century. The story of Charles Ryder, a wannabe painter from a [...]

I love Keira Knightley (The Duchess reviewed)

The Duchess (UK/Italy/France/USA, 2008)
Seen: Monday, 29th December 2008 (cinema, pre-release screening)
Runtime: 110′
Polish Distributor: Best Film (9th January 2008)
Director: Saul Dibb
Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper
Production House: Paramount Vantage, Pathé, BBC Films, BIM Distribuzione, Qwerty Films
Plot: The true (or, er… sort of true - it’s been meddled with a bit [...]