Books Magazine

Denial #FilmReview #BriFri

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

Denial #FilmReview #BriFriWelcome to British Isles Friday! British Isles Friday is a weekly event for sharing all things British and Irish - reviews, photos, opinions, trip reports, guides, links, resources, personal stories, interviews, and research posts. Join us each Friday to link your British and Irish themed content and to see what others have to share. The link list is at the bottom of this post. Pour a cup of tea or lift a pint and join our link party!

Last week, I reviewed the film version of Me Before You. Tina reviewed a book about the life of an Irish ex-pat actor on an olive farm in the Provence region of France: The Olive Farm. Heather reviewed Rebel Magisters, a book set in a steampunk, magical world where the Americans lost the Revolution but rebellion continues to brew. Becky reviewed the hefty historical novel The Quincunx, but found it pretty bleak. Sim took us to the Tower of London as part of her walking tour of London. Then, she shared how she's convincing her Sherlock Holmes-obsessed husband to enjoy Paris, too.

Denial was one of the movies I discovered when I explored the BAFTAs, the British Academy Film Awards, earlier this month. This film is based on the true story of an American professor and author who calls out David Irving, a British Holocaust denier, in her book. He sues for libel under the British court system where the burden of proof is on the defendant rather than the accuser as it is here in the US.

Denial #FilmReview #BriFri
I'm a little surprised that Denial didn't make a bigger splash in the US since the main character, Deborah Lipstadt (played by Rachel Weisz), is American. Maybe it would have helped if they'd cast an American actress, but they are probably too expensive. Sherlock fans will enjoy the appearance of Andrew Scott, who I always want to call Moriarty, no matter what role he's playing.

I liked learning about the differences between the American and British legal systems and enjoyed the court scenes.

The story, I suspect, is much more complicated than could be captured in a reasonable length movie. But, it all works to provide a dramatic story arc that kept us interested. For more details, Lipstadt wrote a book that the movie is based on - History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.

Denial #FilmReview #BriFri

About Joy Weese Moll

a librarian writing about books

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Country Chic Photoshoot

    Country Chic Photoshoot

    Today’s styled shoot will mesmerize you with its unique country chic style! The barn of the Marathon equestrian center was the ideal background for natural,... Read more

    9 hours, 51 minutes ago by   Eleni Balkouli
  • TokyoTreat Unboxing: Japanese Candy Dreams Come True

    TokyoTreat Unboxing: Japanese Candy Dreams Come True

    TokyoTreat recently reached out to me to check out their amazing subscription boxes, full to the brim of delicious Japanese candy and snacks! Read more

    10 hours, 51 minutes ago by   Cubiclethrowdown
  • To Abby, With Love

    Abby, With Love

    Glennon, I realize Abby is all yours.  I got a pretty fantastic feminist husband of my own.  However, your wife turned a corner for me I never thought I’d get... Read more

    12 hours, 58 minutes ago by   Amanda Bruce
  • Extra Flavoursome Red Wine Beef Stew with Bacon

    Extra Flavoursome Wine Beef Stew with Bacon

    version;"Your beef stew got standard! Must cook again!"After I have cooked this EASY healthy red wine beef stew at here for my family, my beef-loving husband an... Read more

    13 hours, 36 minutes ago by   Zoebakeforhappykids
  • Neck Bone Recipe

    Neck Bone Recipe

    I posted on my face book page that I was making my mom neck bone this weekend and I had several requests for the recipe - so, I decided to make a post of it. ... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Kalamitykelli
  • Sensitive Skin Saviours: What I Do When My Skin is Super Sensitive

    Sensitive Skin Saviours: What When Super

    At least twice a year my skin freaks out, gets really sensitive, red, dry and flaky. Most products sting and it's very uncomfortable. It's only happened since w... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Glossqueen
  • Building A Team Around Your Band

    So I just watched my nations team, the French team, win the world cup, and it was glorious. It got me thinking quite a bit about teamwork though and I wanted... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Indiemusicpromo