One man’s fight for his little boy’s honor turns into a national obsession in David Mamet’s The Winslow Boy. Loosely based on an actual case, this Edwardian drama is less about courtroom and more about character. Are some costs too high, even if fighting for what you believe is right?
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Can you imagine anything creepier than suspecting a beloved family member is a serial killer? In Shadow of a Doubt, Charlie begins to distrust the charming uncle she idolized. Alfred Hitchcock and Thornton Wilder combine their considerable talents in a chilling film that brings paranoia to our own homes.
Before director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg turned to the film world with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, they perfected a combination of frantic pop-cultural allusions, whiplash editing and surprisingly sweet characterization with Spaced: The Complete Series, a Britcom about disaffected twenty-somethings sharing a London flat.
Feeling low? One sure remedy is a dose of Pushing Daisies. This fanciful series has witty dialogue, quirky mystery, and overflowing heart. Following the adventures of a shy pie maker with a unique gift and a burly private eye with a fondness for knitting, this is escapism at its most sparkling.
Secrets, murder, romance, comedy, and spontaneous human combustion – Bleak House has it all! I couldn’t help but glide from episode to episode in this absorbing miniseries. Gillian Anderson’s performance is riveting, but it is little-known Anna Maxwell Martin whom I cannot forget. Surprisingly fast-paced, this adaptation is anything but bleak.