Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and AbdulDirector: Stephen Frears
Run Time: 1h 51m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

Dame Judi Dench earns 2 full stars all on her own. Her costar Ali Fazal is another solid star. The rest of Victoria and Abdul is entirely forgettable.
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Testament of Youth

Testament of YouthDirector: James Kent
Run Time: 2h 9m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 4.5

Testament of Youth is a subtle masterpiece. It’s another low-key release that deserves more attention. A tragic tale of love and war, this story delivers old fashioned romance and a glimpse into one woman’s journey through WWI. Continue reading