THE WITCHES
1990, Warner Bros., 91 min, UK/USA, Dir: Nicolas Roeg

A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother vacation at an English seaside resort, only to discover that witches have gathered there with a plot to turn all the children in England into mice. Though often encased in prosthetics, Anjelica Huston is clearly having a wonderful time playing the Grand High Witch; Rowan Atkinson also offers a delightful turn as the resort manager. This big-screen adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's novel was the final film Muppet magician Jim Henson worked on before his death.


TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY
1990, BBC Films, 106 min, Dir: Anthony Minghella

In THE ENGLISH PATIENT helmer Anthony Minghella’s directorial debut, Julie Stevenson receives a back-from-the dead visit from her late, cello-playing husband, Alan Rickman. A charming romantic comedy. “…A fine job in capturing … textures of London life … a strong performance out of Stevenson … a beguiling film in more ways than one.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader.


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