2nd March: New on DVD for Families
Each week we tell you about our favourite new DVD releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.
We kick things off with the FILMCLUB Film of the Week!
FILMCLUB DVD Film of The Week: Anonymous (2011, 12)
This provocative film asks the question: was Shakespeare a fraud? It’s not questioning the brilliance of the plays assigned to his name, just whether he actually wrote them.
The cheeky premise was bound to get scholars hot under the collar, and the film has been roundly denounced as inaccurate and impossible. But should that matter?
It’s well acted, absorbing, often witty and raises many questions – not least: why can’t some people deal with the fact that a “commoner” was a genius?
It’s a genuine conversation starter – so, what do you think?
Like this? Then also try these great films: Cyrano de Bergerac (1990, U), Shattered Glass (2003, 12), Some Like it Hot (1959, U), The Tichborne Claimant (1998, PG)