3 reasons to see director Mike Newell’s new take on ‘Great Expectations’

Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis doubted that the world needed another film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations,” but the movie won her over.

Here’s why:

The incredible cast, which includes Ralph Fiennes as Abel Magwitch and Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham.

It sticks to the original Dickens’ story without trying to add cute twists.

The beautiful cinematography captures beautifully the bucolic English seaside as well as the gritty, claustrophobic urban Victorian life.

And on the radio this week, Stephanie and I review “Great Expectations” and some of the films from two local festivals: Sound Unseen and Images of Africa.