The Last Station (dvd) features Tolstoy’s dying years. Rather a long-winded and inevitably gloomy film, but educational. Helen Mirren, elegant in long gowns, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy star.
More or less coped with The Guard, an Irish detective movie dvd. Passable, but bad language a bit wearying.
The Help (new on dvd) was a good movie, particularly well cast, I thought. Inevitably they had to omit some of the details in the book (e.g. there wasn’t much about Skeeter’s romance) and I'm glad I read it first. Maybe the film also toned down some of the scariest racial tensions where you were seriously frightened that Skeeter and the maids would be attacked.
And is that what happened in the end, the cosy scene with Skeeter’s mother? Must find my copy and re read.
I’m afraid I didn’t finish watching Nightwatching. Too diffuse for me.
A young Judy Dench plays his wife. Nothing much happens but it is a lovely film.