Downton Abbey (*****) – Violet shine

"Fellowes helped this American Irishman love and respect an English family, much like old Tom. Sure, they're clueless at times, but they notice each other and they understand their place is one of duty, because of love. This is a great work in understanding humanity as it progresses. It's one of the best films of the year, even if it feels like a victory lap."

Jupiter Ascending (**): Plateaus quickly, then sinks under its own insignificance

Jupiter Ascending - 2015 Written and Directed by The Wachowskis Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Maria Boyle Kennedy, James D'Arcy, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Jupiter Jones (Kunis) is the daughter of a broken young Russian couple.  When her father is killed while she is in the womb, her mother journeys with the rest of the family … Continue reading Jupiter Ascending (**): Plateaus quickly, then sinks under its own insignificance