Matthew Lacey

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (31 of 34)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,366,013 - Total Helpful Votes: 31 of 34
The House of Cards Trilogy [1990] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ian Richardson
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
There is no doubt that the first series, 'House of Cards', is television of the very highest order and has been justifiably praised. All I would add by way of caveat is that the later efforts fall short of the meticulous original. Somehow, Urquhart in power is a less entertaining prospect than his pursuit of it: not least because the following series seem determined to tell a story on a larger scale, often at odds with the creepily enclosed atmosphere of 'House of Cards', and sometimes openly fantastical. Although Michael Kitchen gives an excellent (and often daringly impressionistic) performance, the narrative of 'To Play the King' borders on the absurd once it moves beyond the corridors… Read more
Black Comedy (Acting Edition) by Peter Shaffer
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
One of the finest modern farces written, 'Black Comedy' exists in a strange world of the opposite. Set in a struggling artist's studio, Brindsley Miller (the artist) and his debutante girlfriend Carol plan to impress German billionaire philanthropist Georg Bamberger into buying some of Brindsley's work. In so doing they also hope to impress Carol's truculent and "psychologically disturbed" father, Colonel Melkett.
Unfortunately before either's arrival a power-cut plunges the whole apartment block into darkness, or it would do were it not for Shaffer's central conceit: the lighting is reversed throughout. So, the play opens in darkness and following the power-cut the lights come on… Read more

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