At the centre of this novel is the passionate love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff - recounted with such emotional intensity that a plain tale of the Yorkshire moors acquires the depth and simplicity of ancient tragedy.
In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression. Director Kenzo Mizoguchi's eighty-first movie. [more inside]
A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality. [more inside]
Lucian Msamati and Adam Gillen play Salieri and Mozart, respectively, in the National Theatre's 2017 production of Amadeus. An onstage orchestra illustrates Peter Shaffer's play about jealousy, music, and yearning. Watch for free via YouTube till 23 July.
The Twilight Zone: The Blue Scorpion Season 1, Ep 9
When anthropology professor Jeffrey Strock's father kills himself with a legendary pistol, Jeff finds himself swept up in the legend... with lethal results. [more inside]
A tightly-knit group of women share their lives, loves and losses in Truvy Jones's Louisiana beauty parlour. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: HAMLET Season 10, Ep 9
Something's rotten in Denmark. Prince Hamlet finds out his dad the king is suddenly dead, and his uncle Claudius has just as suddenly married his mum and taken the throne. Sound suspecious? So thinks Hamlet's dad's ghost, who tells him it was murder and demands revenge. But Hamlet's indecisive, so he pretends to be cray-cray so he can gather clues without alerting Claudius. While so detecting, Hamlet kills a series of people with varying degrees of intent, and holds a skull a bit. He gets revenge, but dies too. I'm going to level with you. This episode is commonly regarded as one of the less accessible ones. It's another case where the movie drags everything down. This is a low budget, black-and-white, 1961 made-for-TV German production of Hamlet, with over half the content cut for time, dubbed into English. It's a bit entertaining that a couple of the dubbers are, it turns out, Ricardo "Khaaaan!" Montalban and John "Sgt. Schultz" Banner themselves, but it's still a dry episode. It's all downhill from here! Episode 1009 is available on YouTube. Premiered June 27, 1999. Four episodes left. [more inside]
A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. [more inside]
British black comedy at its finest. Series 1 has already aired and is available on DVD and amazon. Series 2 is currently airing. It's an anthology series so you if you don't like one episode, try the next one. Any interest in discussing this? [more inside]
Slings and Arrows: Oliver's Dream First Watch Season 1, Ep 1
A show opens; a show doesn't open; the past is revisited; the future is changed. [more inside]