Tag: movie

A review of the Shakespeare Retold series

All in all, Shakepeare Retold is an excellent set of DVDs providing rich entertainment complex enough for multiple viewings and entertaining enough to engage viewers away from all other distractions. Drama like this is rare enough without the added enjoyment of Shakepearean…

Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada

What The Devil Wears Prada does is suggest something of that dilemma, but it pays such respect to Miranda Priestly that the alternatives that do exist do not appear with the appropriate appeal or drama in the world the film gives us: alternative ways of being, feeling, thinking, and valuing are barely seen.

A review of Accused directed by Jacob Thuesen

The film’s early photography is clear, full of blues and greens, and is attractive without being glamorous. Henrik’s eyes are blue and, primarily, he seems to wear blue, gray, and black clothes. Henrik and Nina, with her shoulder-length light brown hair and trim figure, look like ordinary people—in early middle age, and they are attractive but not distractingly so.

A review of Casanova

The Venice architecture and lively crowd scenes make an enchanting world for these characters. The film Casanova, with a screenplay by Kimberly Simi and Jeffrey Hatcher, cinematography by Oliver Stapleton, production design by David Gropman, and music by Alexandre Desplat,…

A Philosophical Examination of the film Shattered

Such is the stuff of our nightmares – body snatching, demonic possession, waking up in a strange place, not knowing who we are. Without a continuous personal history – we are not. It is what binds our various bodies, states…

A review of the film “In the Bedroom,” (based on the novel by Andre Dubus)

In the Bedroom, based on the novel from Andre Dubus, is a study of a family in Maine, who suffers a horrendous tragedy and the aftermath of it. To say much more would give away too much of the plot. Suffice to say, it’s chock full of everything you’ve come to expect from Miramax, sublime acting, above average writing, and an excellent director at the helm.