Tagged Maggie Smith

Downton Abbey (Engler, 2019)

When Downton Abbey ended its television run in 2015, there was no question it would return in some capacity. It was not a question of “if”—it was a question of “when.” Now fans have their chance to revisit the Crawley household after a four-year absence, everyone and everything looking mostly the same in 1927, when the action…

Weekly Spotlight #11: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Neame, 1969)

In this weekly series, The Lonely Film Critic highlights an older release of interest, whether it be an oft-overlooked gem or a classic worth revisiting. For our eleventh recommendation, we dip back into academia once more as students everywhere begin their summer holidays, taking a look at an irresistible Muriel Spark story about idolization, predestination, and the crème de la crème: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Nothing Like a Dame / Tea with the Dames (Michell, 2018)

Anyone who is a fan of acting legends should give Nothing Like a Dame (or, as it is now known in North America, Tea with the Dames) a spin. Ideally during a sunny afternoon, with a spot of tea and finger food at the ready. This is likely the only time we’ll see Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan…