Matthew MacFadyen

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the three musketeers 2011

Review: The Three Musketeers

Despite an inspired climax, it's all for fun, but not fun for all.
Paul W.S. Anderson's gimcracky adaptation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2011

Review: MI-5

When in 2002 BBC1 launched Spooks , from independent producer Kudos Film and Television, it must have been something of a courageous act.
Breaking new ground with old tools
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  March 31, 2009

Review: Frost/Nixon

Dick gets off easy in Frost/Nixon
Tricky flick
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2008

Masterpieces and mysteries

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there cannot be too many Jane Austen adaptations for film and television.
‘The Complete Jane Austen’ on WGBH, and making book on the Austen detectives
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 14, 2008

The Austen adaptations

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 09, 2008

Death at a Funeral

But gags involving excrement and gay dwarfs from the deceased’s past don’t do justice to the cinematic funeral tradition.
A lively boneyard romp
By TOM MEEK  |  August 15, 2007


Jane II

No sooner had I finished last week’s review than Shannon Hale’s Austenland turned up on my desk.
The further adventures of Austen wanna-bes
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2007