Laurence Olivier, young bride, tennis matches, grandeur, magnificent house, creepy maid, secrets, Daphne Du Maurier, and Sir Hitchcock. "I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool."
To experience a story by Daphne Du Maurier is to experience art. This film portrays a twist of fate and twist of choice experienced by two individuals who meet by chance one evening. Their worlds are turned upside down, however the film begs us to understand that there is a purpose to everything. Moments, places and … Continue reading The Scapegoat (2012)
The Golden Globe award should have been awarded to Huppert years ago as this film, although a little more than shocking in its plot line, is tame in comparison to Isabelle's standard fare. She nevertheless is brilliant, as always, and dares us to explore the dichotomy of our conscious and subconscious as we explore our … Continue reading Elle (2016)
Possibly the only film as sad as or perhaps more sad than Sophie's Choice (1982). Masterfully portrayed by Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams; beautifully shot, written, and directed. The somber classical musical choices (mainly the Albinoni Adagio) were a bit overused. Less would have rendered more there. One to watch again soon after the initial … Continue reading Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Account of Neruda's years as Senator in Chile prior to going into exile. Beautiful soundtrack of 18th century nationalistic music. A great companion to Il Postino (1994) and its fictional account of Neruda in exile in Italy.
17th century text by Thomas Hardy brought to life by a talented cast and crew. The feel is certainly Hardy, and the stunning cinematography supplements the credit given to Hardy's missive. Hear Carrie Mulligan sing and see her love.
Pink, red, green, white are the colors of this film's forever light. I will not forget it nor will you. Question thought, intent, deed and value with this dedication to truth and what is good about mankind. And then read Benjamin Spock.
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