At The Movies for Wednesday 8 May 2019
AT THE MOVIES #763 SOMETHING FOR THE OLDIES
Simon Morris is puzzled that the only audiences being catered for currently seem to be comic-book fans and the older generation. This week sees three staples for the latter audience – Shakespeare, the Downton Abbey period and World War Two.
Both The Chaperone, written by Downton’s Julian Fellowes, and The Aftermath, starring Keira Knightley, are a little too reminiscent of older and better movies.
On the other hand, All is true is William Shakespeare as we’ve rarely seen him – at the end of his career. Director-star Kenneth Branagh talks about turning fact into drama – as Shakespeare did himself, of course.