TV

Kaku Arakawa – 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki (2019)

Synopsis

A 4-part documentary chronicling the creative process of the legendary Japanese filmmaker. He is shown as a passionate artisan, a steadfast trailblazer, and a father butting heads with his son. Read More »

Michael A. Simpson – The Browning Version (1985)

Andrew Crocker-Harris is an aging classics master at a British public school with only a few days left in his career but who is suddenly forced to confront his own life’s failures. Starring Judi Dench, Michael Kitchen, John Woodvine, Ian Holm. Directed by Michael A. Simpson. Originally broadcast December 31, 1985. Read More »

Anthony Page – Middlemarch [+Extra] (1994)

about this production

This classic BBC TV production, is a dramatisation of George Eliot’s novel: set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, the story chronicles the life, loves, foibles, and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. The plot centres on the socially-conscious, but naive, Dorothea Brooke (Juliet Aubrey), whose disastrous match to the pedantic Reverend Edward Casaubon (Patrick Malahide) sets in motion a chain of events that will change the face of Middlemarch forever. The efforts of the dashing young physician Tertius Lydgate (Douglas Hodge) to modernise the medical practices at the new hospital causes quite a stir, both in the political power structure, headed by the evil Mr. Nicholas Bulstrode (Peter Jeffrey), and the heart of sweet Rosamund Vincy (Trevyn McDowell), the town beauty. Smaller plots interweave the action and lead to reconciliation, resignation, remuneration, and resolution. Read More »

Ken Russell – Lady Chatterley (1993)

Lady Chatterley is a 1993 BBC television serial starring Sean Bean and Joely Richardson. It is an adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover, first broadcast on BBC1 in four 55-minute episodes between 6 and 27 June 1993. A young woman’s husband returns wounded after the First World War. Facing a life with a husband now incapable of sexual activity she begins an affair with the groundskeeper. The film reflect’s Lawrence’s focus not only on casting away sexual taboos but also the examination of the class system prevalent in early 20th century Britain. Read More »

Stanislaw Kokesz – Gubernator (1965)

Mad scientist Professor Fogg invites an unsuspecting friend into his futuristic mansion. He begins to tell him about plans to control Earth with the help of invaders from another planet. Read More »

Hirokazu Koreeda – Going My Home (2012)

Ryota, a timid salaryman who has difficulties fitting in at home and work has his average life changed after his estranged father falls ill. Along with his wife Sae and their only child Moe, he travels to his father’s country town, where he begins to uncover his father’s mysterious past spent searching for a mythical creature. Read More »

Daniel Petrie – Inherit the Wind (1999)

This is another re-enactment of the play about the trial in 1925 of a school teacher who dared to teach Darwinian theory in his classroom. He did this as a consequence of one of his student’s request to know… The student was a lad named ‘Stebbins’, and the trial (dubbed the ‘Monkey Trial’) pitted the great attorney of the day, Clarence Darrow, against the often running presidential candidate, and famous orator, William Jennings Bryan. Read More »