To get much out of Howard Davies' production of Howard Brenton's "55 Days," you need to bring a thorough understanding of British 17th century religious and political history.
This four-hour acquisition -- adapted from Michael Faber's novel -- is sumptuously filmed and intriguingly offbeat, yet ultimately fails to deliver a payoff worthy of its come-on.
While "Downton Abbey" is seemingly the most successful British import since the Beatles, other shows from the U.K. are enjoying their share of Stateside success.
In the past, shrieking done in the presence of PBS content has generally been reserved for toddlers watching "Sesame Street." But in a New York City theater in early May, cries of delight were coming…
Even better than the first time, Masterpiece Mystery's second flight of "Sherlock" -- consisting of three 90-minute movies that migrate the 19th-century sleuth into a modern setting -- is great fun…
Excuse me, but isn't that a real live hen? Threatening to upstage everyone with an off-beat cluck, it really is a cheery hen tucked beneath the arm of country wench Rose (Aimee-Ffion Edwards).
Tomas Alfredson gained international attention with his 2008 vampire pic "Let the Right One In" and for "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" his English-language debut that has made some $11 million in the…
Everyone is stuck in the same house, a shallow writer is making hay with other men's wives, a man is trying to put on his play, someone gets shot … what's this, "The Seagull"? Almost.
Norwegian-Brit co-prod plays like some unholy cross between "Dumbo," "Fritz the Cat" and "Requiem for a Dream." Plot pivots round Jimmy, a heroin-addicted circus elephant, on the run and pursued by…
A smart idea pretty much goes the distance in "The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse," a bigscreen spinoff of the cult British comedy series that takes its gross smalltown stereotypes in an almost…