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Wealth and Privilege Have Rarely Looked So Luscious as in 'Brideshead'new

Lust for companionship. For God. For love. For real estate. For family. Everyone in Brideshead Revisited is hungry for something, and it gets them into terrific trouble.
Charleston City Paper  |  Felicia Feaster  |  08-06-2008  |  Reviews

God Is in the Detailsnew

It's a film, not a miniseries, but this rendition's attention to the steep divides of class and religion in prewar England remains as sharply etched as ever.
Austin Chronicle  |  Kimberley Jones  |  08-01-2008  |  Reviews

Home Sweet Homenew

Brideshead Revisited suffers from having 11 hours worth of story crammed into 135 minutes.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  07-31-2008  |  Reviews

Brideshead's Period Appeal Still Charmsnew

Sir John Mortimer was beside himself over rumors that the feature-length adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited might ignore religion, homosexuality and Aloysius. (Mortimer wrote the screenplay for the 1981 TV miniseries adaptation.)
Orlando Weekly  |  Liz Langley  |  07-31-2008  |  Reviews

'Brideshead Revisited' Doesn't Want to Follow Its Sourcenew

Any adaptation ought to be its own thing, but the film's hesitation to follow its source to the end produces a confused, schizophrenic work.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Matt Prigge  |  07-28-2008  |  Reviews

'Brideshead Revisited' Gets Refocused for the Big Screennew

It's taken more than 60 years to bring Evelyn Waugh's best-known novel to the big screen. The 133-minute feature isn’t entirely faithful to the book's details and expresses more ambivalence about religion than Waugh might have wished, but it captures the theme of moral responsibility in an evenhanded way that should speak to believers and nonbelievers alike.
Chicago Reader  |  Albert Williams  |  07-28-2008  |  Reviews

'Brideshead Revisited' Doesn't Seduce Like the Originalnew

The Granada TV Brideshead Revisited may not have had all that much relevance to viewers in 1981, but during 11 lovingly detailed hours spent with the pastoral gentry of England between the wars, they got sucked in.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ken Eisner  |  07-25-2008  |  Reviews

Plain 'Jane'new

It is lavishly produced and beautifully decorated, but with its tame story about true love, it comes off as a pile of exquisitely wrapped presents containing last year's gifts.
Style Weekly  |  Wayne Melton  |  08-23-2007  |  Reviews

'Becoming Jane': Literary Lovenew

Not quite Austen, but not bad.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  08-17-2007  |  Reviews

'Becoming Jane': Austen Transformednew

The film boils all of Austen's various pen-and-ink plots down to their cliche essence and crams them into a single overly familiar narrative.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  08-14-2007  |  Reviews

'Becoming Jane': Meet Jane Doenew

Jane Austen could spot a phony, and, as a result, she would not have been happy with this romanticized account of her early years.
Austin Chronicle  |  Toddy Burton  |  08-10-2007  |  Reviews

'Becoming Jane': Austen Chroniclenew

The film sure looks nice, but it could have used a plot.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  08-09-2007  |  Reviews

'Becoming Jane': Austen Powernew

One doubts if Austen was ever halfway to running off to Gretna Green with anyone, but it's easy to suspend the disbelief for the length of a well-drawn fiction, starring an actress of mesmerizing prettiness.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Richard von Busack  |  08-09-2007  |  Reviews

'Becoming Jane': Austen Herself Would Approvenew

The film succeeds, even if it is almost entirely invented, because it captures both the aching romanticism and the cold, hard practicalities of Austen's fiction -- and in a way, it even does Austen one better.
Charleston City Paper  |  MaryAnn Johanson  |  08-08-2007  |  Reviews

Just Do Itnew

One man's ailing boot factory and a transvestite's need for extra-large thigh-highs become a perfect match in this British comedy about tolerance.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  05-19-2006  |  Reviews

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