|Angels and Insects 1995 PG-13, 116 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Philip Haas
Cast: Jeremy Kemp, Mark Rylance, Patsy Kensit, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Douglas Henshall, Saskia Wickham, Chris Larkin, Annette Badland, Anna Massey, Lindsay Thomas, Jenny Lovell, Clare Lovell, Michelle Sylveste, Oona Haas, Angus Hodder
This film adaptation of A.S. Byatt's "Morpho Eugenia" involves insect collector William Adamson (Mark Rylance) who marries into an aristocratic family, the Alibasters. Their household contains more than a few similarities to the insect world he collects, and both reflect the decadent world of Victorian England in which they reside.
|Intimacy 2001 N/R, 119 min.|
Director: Patrice Chereau
Cast: Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox, Timothy Spall, Alastair Galbraith, Susannah Harker, Philippe Calvario, Marianne Faithfull, Fraser Ayres, Michael Fitzgerald, Robert Addie
Once a week, Claire (Kerry Fox) arrives at Jay's (Mark Rylance) London flat where they have sex. Few words are spoken, and then they part. Jay has walked out on his wife and children, while Claire turns out to be a married woman. Despite their physical intimacy, happiness eludes them. Are you surprised?
|The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Justin Chadwick
Cast: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Oliver Coleman, Ana Torrent, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Cox, Juno Temple, Andrew Garfield
In England during the 16th century, King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) plans to get rid of his wife Catherine of Aragon (Ana Torrent) who has not produced a male heir. The Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) sees the solution to Henry's problem as a way to benefit his family. His brother-in-law, Sir Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance), has two daughters–Mary (Scarlett Johansson) and Anne (Natalie Portman)–and they decide that Anne is the one who should be Henry's consort. Henry is more interested in Mary, and she, instead of Anne, becomes his mistress. Anne, however, has her eyes set on becoming Queen of England. Time passes, and Henry becomes bored with Mary, divorces Catherine, breaks with the Roman Catholic Church, and marries Anne. But, as history shows, they will not live happily ever after, and the guillotine awaits Anne.
|1. Angels and Insects (1995)|
2. Intimacy (2001)
3. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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