Category: Film Reviews

‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears’ Review – A Stylish Romantic Adventure

Essie Davis and Nathan Page return in the epic new Miss Fisher movie, Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears! Let’s celebrate and discuss the chemistry, the costumes, and why we deserve another movie.

Read More

‘The Bitter Tea of General Yen’ Review – See One of the First Interracial Romances on Screen

Directed by Frank Capra, The Bitter Tea of General Yen is a relatively forgotten pre-Code film with social relevance, religious cynicism, violence, and a shocking interracial romance between a Chinese warlord and a Christian missionary. Indeed, this is not the type of movie one thinks of when referencing a Capra classic. It’s a Wonderful Life it is not. But that’s what makes this movie so fascinating. Not only is it different from Capra’s later films, but it’s also a love story ahead of its time.

Read More

Review: Downton Abbey is the Period Drama Movie of the Year

Downton Abbey may have ignited a new age in cinema, proving going to the movies can still be a magical experience. The Downton Abbey movie (written by creator Julian Fellowes) is glamourous, nostalgic, funny, romantic, clever, heartbreaking, and entertaining. It’s everything you expect to see in an excellent period flick. Will it make complete sense if you haven’t seen the TV show? Maybe not. But it’s not hard to follow and even Downton newbies in the audience were entertained. But what made the film ultimately so special was the experience itself.

Read More

Tanna (2015): Star-Crossed Lovers in the South Pacific

From the island of Tanna in the country of Vanuatu, a group of islands in Melanesia, east of Australia in the South Pacific, comes this heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Yes, the Tanna movie is essentially a tribal version of Shakespeare’s great tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Two young lovers torn apart by intertribal strife and collective customs.

Read More
Loading