Monday, 29 February 2016

Carol (2015)

Carol - some people change your life forever...

I am writing after rather a long break and it feels great to be posting again about the movies we love.

I watched Carol (2015) just in time, before the Oscar night in order to judge it myself and what a delight it was!

Picture Credits
It is based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith and its about Carol (Cate Blanchett), well settled wife of a wealthy man, caught in a loveless marriage, her friendship with Therese (Rooney Mara) and what comes there after. (No spoilers here...)

I don't want to write the summary here, you might know the story already or might not, you'll enjoy the movie anyway, thats a guarantee.

Cate and Rooney, both, have played their characters so well that I can't think of any other actor in their place. There is such comfort and intensity between these two. Apart from the impeccable performances what I loved about the movie was the camerawork, the cinematography. It is fluid, beautiful and the frames do justice to the story.

The subject of this movie is something that is still frowned upon in most parts of the world and yet, you can't deny that its a treat to watch it, so subtle and flowing.

And though the movie, the cast and the crew didn't get an Oscar despite of six nominations, don't think any less of it. It is a screen marvel.

I can go on writing about the movie but then you'll have to watch it to witness the genius, watch it for the love of period dramas, for performance, for cinematography and for the love of fine cinema.

Watch the trailer here and decide for yourself:

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Hedda Gabler (2015)

Hedda Gabler - then life might be liveable, in spite of everything

If you are an ardent period drama fan I'm sure you watch re-makes and then pass your judgement by comparing them (at least I do). Here's another one for you to judge (but enjoy before doing that).

Hedda Gabler is based on a play Henrik Ibsen, a very celebrated Norwegian playwright. 

This is what director Matthew John had to say, “I know it’s a big risk, and I know there will be many Ibsen purists who will criticise us heavily over this,” said Matthew John. “But I believe we’re only doing what Ibsen himself would have done had he been adapting the stage play into a film script.”

You might be familiar with the story but this one is going to be lavish. How do I know? Well, I have had a little time interviewing the cast. I'll soon post interviews with the cast members and Sir Benjamin Slade, the owner of the amazing Maunsel House (Somerset) where the movie has been shot.

The lead, Hedda Gabler, is played by the beautiful Rita Ramnani. Hedda is newly married and already bored of her life, living with a husband she doesn't love. Also, it stars the talented Samantha E. Hunt as Thea Helvsted.

Watch the trailer and relish the rich stills.

Photo Credits: Robert Lipnicki

Photo Credits: Robert Lipnicki

More to come in the posts that follow, be back soon.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Suffragette (2015) - Trailer

Suffragette (2015)

Just when we were waiting for another Meryl Streep period drama, we have Suffragette (2015)!

As the name suggests this period movie is about Suffragette - women's for right to vote movement in the 19th and 20th century Britain.

Meryl Streep is of course the cherry on top of the cake besides the amazing cast - Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff and others. Sounds promising to me.

Have a look at the blazing trailer.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) - Trailer

Weren't we all waiting for this one (at least I was).

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) is the second screen adaptation of the famous novel by Thomas Hardy. It stars Carey Mulligan in the lead and the three handsome men are Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge (who looks like a man, thank you moustache).

The story is about a young girl who unexpectedly inherits her uncle's property (and scores of suitors). It is a story of passion, tradition and temptation. The ever so refined accents and beautiful countryside, enough reason for me to watch this one, besides, we know the story already.

Do write and let us all know about your views on this movie.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Into the Woods (2014) - Trailer

Into the Woods (2014)

What could be better than a Disney treat on Christmas - Into the Woods!

Into the Woods looks more promising than any other movie this December. With all the cast, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, who all and who not.

A baker and his wife are cursed to be childless, what follows are the adventures they get into bringing the magical stuff to break the curse. In the middle of all this, there would be classic fairy tale characters, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, etc etc. The witch, of course, is played by Meryl Streep! What more can we ask for!

Brace yourself for this feast!