An odd pairing of recommendations:
Cranford and Let the Right One In
This miniseries didn’t get its moment of fame because John Adams swept all the awards. I dare to say that CRANFORD WAS BETTER. In what way? In the way of making me feel better & really enjoying what I was seeing.
Cranford is an excellent tv drama in 5 parts for those who LOVE period pieces: adaptations of Jane Austen stuff, excessive Bronte, anything with costumes, good manners & all that British charm. Plus: it has JUDI DENCH [hearts hearts] as a leading actress and it’s an unusual role for her: so kind and delicate!
Plus, at moments it’s funny as hell. The subject is its tagline itself: "One town. One extraordinary year."
So, if you think you’d be a fan, see it!
Let the Right One In
For now and for me, it’s the best film of 2008! I still need to see a couple, but none will defeat it for the title! It should be a vampire horror film, but it’s really beyond any genre: love story, fantasy, drama, art movie, etc etc.
I’ll write more about it in March or April, when I’ll do my Tops for 2008 (film, director, acting…).
If you have a fine taste, see it.