Tag Archives: Romance

Before Midnight

EVERYTHING’S BETTER WITH MATURITY. 18 years after Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy) met for one night in Vienna in Before Sunrise (1995), we meet them again and things have changed. Now they’re a couple, with twin girls, on holiday in Greece. They are middle-aged and the conversations obviously look different, arguments revolving around … Continue reading Before Midnight

If Beale Street Could Talk: Humanizing the Black Man

TRUST LOVE ALL THE WAY. Moonlight winning the Best Picture Oscar in 2017 was quite the upset, not only because the wrong movie was first named during the live ceremony. Like virtually every other young filmmaker, Barry Jenkins had a tough start before finding success; after making the independent feature Medicine for Melancholy in 2008, … Continue reading If Beale Street Could Talk: Humanizing the Black Man

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

Prince Richard (Ben Lamb) of Aldovia is set to marry his bride, Amber (Rose McIver), but the country is rocked by protests against the royal family. This sequel is a slight improvement on the original, partly because we’re familiar with the characters now, but also because the film tries to deal with political intrigue and … Continue reading A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

Little Women

SAVE A PLACE IN YOUR HEART FOR THE UNFORGETTABLE STORY OF THESE LITTLE WOMEN. Gillian Armstrong’s most successful Hollywood project is one of the best adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, portraying a Massachusetts family of four sisters during and after the Civil War, primarily focusing on Jo (Winona Ryder) who wants to be a … Continue reading Little Women

Little Women: Life with the Marches

A NEW SENSATION OF SHEER LOVELINESS GLORIFIES THE SCREEN! The most famous of the many adaptations of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, semi-autobiographical Civil War-era novel wasn’t the first. The story had already been filmed as two silent dramas, in 1917 and 1918. There has always been something appealing about the novel for each new generation. … Continue reading Little Women: Life with the Marches