Tag Archives: Mike Newell

March 09

20 Years ago Today: Four Weddings and a Funeral. (Film Review)

Civil partnerships (inaccurately titled “gay marriages” – they were neither exclusively gay, nor carried the same legal rights as marriages) were passed in an act of parliament in the UK in 2004, almost exactly ten years after Four Weddings and a Funeral, a film that buried it’s progressive themes under a bumbling British wit that […]

April 02

So Many Great Expectations – Mike Newell and the ninth version. (film review)

Great expectations has been adapted for screen nine times, and this count does not include the many television miniseries versions there have been, nor¬†countless¬†theater¬†adaptations. Overall, it seems Dickens has been adapted for the screen almost 300 times, with A Christmas Carol being the most replicated of his stories. Dickens has had all of his work […]