NewFest 2020: Ammonite

Ammonite seeks to tell the story of paleontologist Mary Anning but there’s more here than meets the eye when it comes to actual truth. When we first meet Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) in the 1840s, the paleontologist already has her best days behind her.  The Lyme Regis resident now resorts to hunting fossils and hoping that wealthy tourists will buy them.  This is really the only way that she can support both herself and her…

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Enola Holmes Is A Potential Franchise Starter

With the wit and charm of Millie Bobby Brown at the forefront, Enola Holmes makes for a fresh start of a new detective franchise. We all know Sherlock Holmes for being the world’s greatest detective.  The name was soured almost two years ago with a film that could only be called a cinematic disgrace.  But what I can take you is that Enola Holmes helps put all of that behind us.  There’s no shortage of…

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Colette

Telling the story of French literary icon Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Colette is a film that is appropriate for this new era following the start of the Times Up movement. The film starts as Henri Gauthier-Villars, best known as Willy (Dominic West), gets engaged to Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley).  Their marriage is a real depiction of the sexism, much less the feminism, of their time.  Willy is an author, but when money troubles become too real, he revisits an old…

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