Originally written for and posted on We Make Movies During the WW2, parts of Britain were shelled by enemy bombs and were in ruins, especially places like London’s East End, where factories were targeted. Urban planners wanted to create places that people could live that would evoke a sense of community and civic pride for… Continue reading New Town Utopia (2017)
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges Director: Greta Gerwig In 2002, a teen (Ronan) who prefers to be called Lady Bird is in the last year of High School, and struggling with her identity and her future. While she is highly creative and intelligent, she doesn't have the best grades,… Continue reading Lady Bird (2017)
Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman Director: Nicolas Winding Refn When 16 year old Jessie (Fanning) moves to LA and takes up a modelling career, she finds that her fresh faced natural beauty draws the jealous eyes of the models that both hate her and want… Continue reading The Neon Demon (2016)
Starring: Miles Teller, JK Simmons Director: Damien Chazelle A small film with a big impact, Whiplash is essentially a two hander between Miles Teller as a drummer who wants to succeed, and JK Simmons, who is a conductor who gives him a chance and pushes him to succeed. It sounds like a movie where an… Continue reading Whiplash (2014)
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Director: Tom Ford Some people said that it was crazy that Tom Ford, the fashion designer and makeup mogul, wanted to make films too. And then he made A Single Man, and everyone sat up and took notice. Here he… Continue reading Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Thank you to the lovely blogger and writer Write, Ally! Write!, who created this fun challenge and tagged me! (You can find her blog HERE). The challenge is to think creatively, and to sum up the movie in 6 words. No more no less. My Movies In 6 Words Evil Dead: Hilarity and evil in… Continue reading Tag Challenge: Movies In 6 Words
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken, Kathryn Hahn Director: Jason Bateman It's kind of cool to see Jason Bateman behind the camera (although in this case he's in front of it as well) in this adaptation of a Pullitzer Prize winning novel. I heard nothing about this film in release, and came across it… Continue reading The Family Fang (2015)
I was moved this week to come across one of history’s forgotten: Camille Claudel. Currently showing in cinemas here in the UK, “Camille Claudel 1915” is a snapshot of her life in that year, directed by Bruno Dumont and starring Juliette Binoche as the titular heroine. I had never heard of her before I… Continue reading The Tragic Life of Camille Claudel, Artist.