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Victoria & Abdul
An unlikely friendship develops in this period piece
"...Directed by: Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Olivia Williams,..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ladies in Lavender
Even though grande dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench share the screen in this drama, their immense talents are mostly wasted.
"...Directed by: Charles Dance. Starring: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Daniel Brühl, Natascha McElhone, Miriam Margolyes and David..."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Mrs. Henderson Presents
This staid British music-hall drama seems calculated to earn Judi Dench lots of award notices. Mission accomplished.
"...Directed by: Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Will Young, Kelly Reilly, Thelma Barlow..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tea With the Dames
Share a cuppa with the great British ladies of the screen
"...four women – Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench – are familiar to American audiences to varying..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Spectre
Spectre brings the spectacle, but it lacks a soul
"...Skyfall, he was mourning the death of one M (Judi Dench), while reporting for duty to another (Fiennes), in..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Cockneys vs. Zombies
This bloody good zom-com stands out from the crowd of zombies recently invading our screens.
"...chaos and broad comedy on display here is Dame Judi Dench and the kickass title that could have been:..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Philomena
Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in this drama about the search for a woman's son who was taken from her when he was a toddler.
"...Directed by: Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Michelle Fairley, Barbara..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Richard Gere joins in the fun at this revived hotel for seniors.
"...Directed by: John Madden. Starring: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton,..."

March 6, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Notes on a Scandal
This movie with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett is a hothouse psychodrama, full of outrageous and florid sentiments that are made semipalatable by the quality of the craftsmanship involved.
"...Directed by: Richard Eyre. Starring: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Andrew Simpson and Juno..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mrs. Brown
"...Directed by: John Madden. Starring: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Anthony Sher and Geoffrey Palmer. With..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Die Another Day
"...Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, Judi Dench and John Cleese. Outing No. 20 for Britain's..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shakespeare in Love
It's flighty, improbable stuff, meant not to be a historical restorative but a modern romantic tribute to the scribe whose words have launched a million sonnets.
"...Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Simon Callow and Antony Sher. “The..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tulip Fever
Intrigue blossoms in 17th century Amsterdam
"...Zach Galifianakis, Christoph Waltz, Holliday Grainger, Tom Hollander and Judi Dench...."

Sept. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

J. Edgar
The man who played Dirty Harry directs Leonardo DiCaprio as America's top cop, J. Edgar Hoover.
"...Clint Eastwood. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Josh Lucas, Stephen Root and Dermot Mulroney...."

Nov. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Chronicles of Riddick
Vin Diesel revs up the sci-fi franchise.
"...David Twohy. Starring: Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Alexa Davalos, Linus Roache and Keith..."

June 11, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

World Theatre Day
On March 27, you may encounter theatre where you least expect it
"...international theatre community. This year, that artist is Dame Judi Dench, and her message will be read publicly in..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Skyfall
Daniel Craig's glum third go-’round as 007 is enhanced by fun turns by all the supporting players, as well as the film's exciting camerawork.
"...Directed by: Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe,..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Vin Diesel returns to kickstart this action series
"...like she’s phonetically speaking a foreign language. Not even Judi Dench could sell these lines...."

Jan. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Johnny English Reborn
Rowan Atkinson brings his particular brand of physical comedy to this James Bond spy spoof.
"...a new female chief when the franchise brought in Judi Dench, English now takes orders from Gillian Anderson’s tough-minded..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport
Documentary about the effort to place children of European Jews during WWII within safe homes in England.
"...as one aged interview subject recalls (and as narrator Judi Dench later reiterates) some of the kids ended up..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A troupe of top-tier British thesps raises this crowd-pleasing pap into something enjoyable,
"...Directed by: John Madden. Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton,..."

May 11, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jane Eyre
The foggy moors are palpable, the passions less so, but this new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's oft-told story is a handsome addition to the canon.
"...Directed by: Cary Fukunaga. Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney, Amelia Clarkson..."

March 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Quantum of Solace
It's grim, dark, and relentlessly violent – James Bond as Terminator rather than Templar – but it delivers the goods in bloody high style.
"...Marc Forster. Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Jeffrey Wright and Gemma Arterton. Forgive..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Importance of Being Earnest
For better or worse, Oliver Parker's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy of mistaken identities liberates the play from its drawing-room trappings.
"...Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Frances O'Connor, Judi Dench, Anne Massey and Tom Wilkinson. It isn't so..."

May 31, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Iris
"...Directed by: Richard Eyre. Starring: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Juliet Aubrey,..."

March 1, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Shipping News
"...Starring: Alyssa Gainer, Lauren, Kaitlyn, Scott Glenn, Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey. The widespread critical..."

Dec. 28, 2001 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The World Is Not Enough
"...Starring: John Cleese, Samantha Bond, Desmond Llewelyn, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench, Denise Richards, Robert Carlyle, Sophie Marceau and Pierce..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Oscar by Oscar
"...up to be the best-looking one in the crowd. Judi Dench? One gets the feeling that in this collection..."

March 20, 1998 Screens Column by Barbara Chisholm

You Don’t Have to be Straight With Olly Alexander
Years & Years frontman on coming out and falling for straight men
"...which, along with Alexander, stars the voice of Dame Judi Dench and a holographic Ben Whishaw.) And yet, he..."

Oct. 18, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Murder on the Orient Express
You may want to cancel your ticket to this latest Christie adaptation
"...Bateman, Josh Gad, Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Derek Jacobi, Marwan Kenzari and Manuel..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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