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    Film Review of Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

    I just watched the most wonderful movie (2005 release) about love, friendship, and family – Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. It’s such a heartwarming film. I hope by telling you a little about it, you’ll feel compelled to stream it. Mrs. Palfrey (Joan Plowright) moves to London to begin a new life. She takes up residence at the Claremont, a hotel that has seen better days. She attempts repeatedly to make contact with her grandson, Desmond, with no success. One day, as she makes her way back to the hotel from the post office, she stumbles and falls. A chivalrous, young man (a 10-years younger Rupert Friend is pictured) with…

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    Film Review of Stage Beauty

    I’m not the only person to have overlooked Stage Beauty. It was awarded Overlooked Film of the Year (2004) by the Phoenix Film Critics Society. I feel fortunate to have found this gem in the Netflix catalog. If you liked Shakespeare in Love, there is no reason why you won’t like this film. And, if you’re a fan of historical fiction and Shakespeare, then you’re sure to like this Richard Eyre film. Billy Crudup (Ned Kynaston) is wonderful as the male/female lead. I can’t remember him in any other role; now, I’ll look for him in other films. By the way, Edward Kynaston was well known for his portrayal of…