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Marie Antoinette (2006) – A Misunderstood Monarch

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Marie Antoinette Review Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette is based on Lady Antonia Fraser’s book which portrays a sympathetic account of the 18th-century queen whose role in the French Revolution is often debated. The movie is visually stunning for its pastel cinematography and equally pastel(y) French patisserie, but it is filled with historical inaccuracies. This biopic is neither detailed nor informative as the audience is cocooned into the world of Marie as poverty, reality, society is shunned out. The Plot 14-year-old Marie Antoinette...

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Frantz (2016) – A Beguiling Period Drama

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Frantz Review When I first stumbled upon the trailer of Frantz, its black and white adaptation caught my eye vicariously. The Francois Ozon directed period piece is based on the 1932 Ernst Lubitsch play “Broken Lullaby” which hauntingly depicts the aftermath of war. Frantz is a sublime cross between romantic mystery and anti-war melodrama, whose power lies in healing the wounds of war with carefully constructed lies. The Plot The movie opens in Quedlinburg, Germany where a grieving young German woman Anna, places flowers on her fiancée’s grave (Frantz). She stoically carries on living, even though the pleasures...

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Midnight In Paris(2011)- A Surrealistic Romantic Comedy

25SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Midnight in Paris (2011)  Film Review 1920’s Paris. Check. Glitzy dresses. Check. Lovebirds yet not so much in love. Check. La Belle Epoque. Check. Hemingway, Dali, Buñuel, Stein, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Fitzgeralds (whoa!!) all coming to life. Check. Frankly, if this does not draw you in, then we need to talk. There is a reason that this is Allen’s highest grossing film ever, which is due to a mélange of facts: sharp writing, blazing literary anecdotes, a highly talented cast and the most nostalgic and dreamy cinematography of 1920’s Paris. The Plot of Midnight in Paris (some spoilers)...

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Much Ado About Nothing (2012) – Revisiting A Timeless Classic

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Much Ado About Nothing Review In Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon (director of The Avengers) adapts Shakespeare’s much-beloved comedy and gives it a modern twist. Clad in tuxedos and summer dresses, this modern adaptation has all the ingredients of a screwball comedy from beginning to end.  Entirely shot in black and white & set against a backdrop of Italy, this movie consolidates its position as one of the funniest movies ever made. The Plot  Leonato, the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother...

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Spirited Away (2001) – Delving into the Magical World of Hayao Miyazaki

20SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly “Once you’ve met someone you never really forget”-Zeniba,the money witch from Spirited Away. Zeniba is one of the many enchanting and mystical characters created by Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki in Spirited Away. Heavily inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in the wonderland, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Carlo Collodi’s Pinnochio as well as the Japanese belief of Shinto (that there exists a parallel universe of spirits along with mortal world), the heart of the film deals with a sullen and unhappy protagonist, Chihiro. She must navigate her away through the magical tapestry of the unseen and...

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