Book Review

Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli

When I make my rankings, I like to feel some comfort from the fact that because I have written reviews of everything in the ranking, people reading them can feel confident that, at a minimum, the ranking is seriously considered. I have seen everything, and in doing the ranking it's coming from a place of… Continue reading Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli

1910s, 2.5/4, Drama, Ernst Lubitsch, History, Review

Madame DuBarry (or, Passion)

Another romantic historical film in the line of Carmen, Ernst Lubitsch adapted Memoirs d'un medicin by Alexandre Dumas and told the story of Louis XV's mistress, Madame DuBarry, bringing along his regular female star Pola Negri to lead the film. It's a story with a lot of moving parts and a lot of characters, but… Continue reading Madame DuBarry (or, Passion)