Quartet (2012)

BB.5 (out of 5) A retirement home for successful classical musicians is the setting for this comedy adapted from Ronald Harwood’s play, which also marks the directorial debut of actor Dustin Hoffman.  Maggie Smith plays a world-famous opera singer who has decided to enter her dotage, made worse when it turns out that her ex-husband (Tom … More Quartet (2012)

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The Invisible Woman

BBBB (out of 5) Ralph Fiennes stars and directs in this superb adaptation of the novel by Claire Tomalin, about the relationship between Charles Dickens and Nell Ternan that may have inspired the greatest novel ever written, Great Expectations.  Dickens meets the young lady during production of The Frozen Deep, a play he co-wrote with Wilkie Collins … More The Invisible Woman

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