Juliet, Naked is a delightful film. I hesitate to to label it a romcom, because it turns all the romcom tropes upside down. But it is a love story. Perhaps it’s more correctly a love story about a woman who learns to love who she is and honor herself. There are spoilers ahead, but not many you can’t see in the trailer.Continue reading “Review: Juliet, Naked”
Maudie is a biopic about Maud Lewis, a Canadian folk artist. Sally Hawkins stars brilliantly as the amazing painter, a woman afflicted with severe rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading “Review: Maudie”
Maudie looks like an absolutely lovely film. I can’t wait to see it. Sally Hawkins stars as Maud Lewis, a woman with rheumatoid arthritis. She’s forced out of her home and left to find a way to support herself as a housekeeper and later as an artist. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Maudie”
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a French space opera / science fiction action film produced, written and directed by Luc Besson. The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline. Dane DeHaan stars as Valérian and Cara Delevingne as Laureline. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”
Maggie’s Plan has a great cast, a female writer and director, and a plot idea that seems original in concept.
Here’s the plot synopsis: Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Maggie’s Plan”
Boyhood shows us 12 years of Mason’s life, from age 6 to age 18. It took 12 years to film.
The remarkable project – conceived, written and directed by Richard Linklater – was filmed by getting the cast together once a year every year for 12 years.
Ellar Coltrane plays the boy. Patricia Arquette is his mom. Ethan Hawke is his dad. The concept is fascinating, the film looks as if it feels utterly real, unfolding as the characters age and their lives change before our eyes.
The film opened in some locations already, it should be in your locale soon.