New Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Cinematic Royalty’ (The Queen & The Crown)

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of Motion Pictures, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney, joined by special guest Sarah. L. Blair, are talking royalty with the return of prestige Netflix series The Crown. They discuss the series in the context of films about royalty, such as Stephen Frears’ The Queen, and how TheContinue reading “New Podcast: MOTION PICTURES – ‘Cinematic Royalty’ (The Queen & The Crown)”

THE CROWN: The Ladies Not For Turning (Season 4 – Review)

The fourth season of The Crown revolves around three of the most powerful, beloved and divisive women in 20th century British history: Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher and Diana, Princess of Wales. That makes Season Four of Peter Morgan’s half-century-plus spanning political, dramatic opus perhaps the most anticipated year of the series to date. FilledContinue reading “THE CROWN: The Ladies Not For Turning (Season 4 – Review)”

THE CROWN: The Efficient and the Dignified (Season 1 – Review)

The Crown could well end up being one of the most ambitious, grandiose television projects of the modern age. Created by Peter Morgan off the back of his successful stage play The Audience, itself inspired by Morgan’s earlier script for Stephen Frears’ The Queen, it intends to depict the entire reign of Queen Elizabeth IIContinue reading “THE CROWN: The Efficient and the Dignified (Season 1 – Review)”