Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Feud (2017)

If you find yourself free for some drama and binge watching this weekend, here is the series for you - FEUD. It is about the "Divine Feud" as it is being called, between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which stretched for more than half a century!

Susan Sarandon is playing the immensely talented Bette Davis and Jessica Lange stands as the beautiful Joan Crawford. There are other A-listers from Hollywood including, Stanley Tucci, Kathy Bates, Catherine Zeta Jones, among others. Davis and Crawford worked together for one movie, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" and the series follows "whatever happened" with the production.

Now, what makes this series truly exciting for me is the fact that I love Bette Davis and her one liners, served piercing hot.

Post your favorites lines by commenting on this post! Happy watching!

Monday, 15 October 2018

First Man (2018)

Space science is not something that excites me but I watched First Man for the sweethearts, Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. Damien Chazelle has got a different perspective on the movie and its not only about the patriotism and victory of science, it follows a man's story and his sorrows. I think it is an amazing take on the story.

First Man shows a plaintive portrayal of Neil Armstrong's life, together with his family. Claire Foy's portrayal of Janet Armstrong is every bit realistic and powerful. Amazing performances by both of them. The scenes have been shot with great precision, whether its Gosling on the screen alone, contemplating his feelings or Foy looking at her husband and actually connecting and explaining the dilemma in a way. The background theme for the movie adds to the story and the perspective that the director wants to showcase, its sad, distant, and lamenting.

This one is definitely worth watching. If you missed it this weekend, plan it for it for the next one and trust me you won't regret.

Write to me and let me know what made you like or dislike the movie.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Mary Queen of Scots

Another remake and this time with one of my favorites as the lead, Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart in Mary Queen of Scots. Interestingly, Margot Robbie is going to play Queen Elizabeth I, which is something I couldn’t have thought of in terms of casting, but I look forward to.

The movie has been directed by Josie Rourke, who has a reputation for directing artistic Broadway productions. Guy Pearce and Ian Hart are also part of the cast. It is based on the book ‘Queen of Scots: the true life of Mary Stuart’ by John Guy.

Watched the trailer and it looks very dramatic. Its a complex character and people have their own perspectives. Saoirse Ronan is too young to play the role, appreciate the bold choice on her part, though. Honestly, what I am afraid of is that Margot Robbie might just steal the show and Saoirse might end up looking little shy and gentle, fingers crossed.

Please watch the trailer and let me know what do you think about it. Is it on your watch list?