Little Women: Another Remake But A Strong One

Little Women is another re-telling in a long line of adaptations of the beloved two-volume novel by author Louisa May Alcott. Maybe it’s because of my childhood–you know, the whole growing up with the wrong body–but I wasn’t able to really connect with the film upon my first viewing a few weeks ago.  Upon second viewing, I found it to be a much stronger film.  Of course, I still have issues with never-ending remakes but…

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Sundance 2019: Fighting with My Family

Telling the story of WWE Superstar Paige, Fighting with My Family is a comedy that manages to delight viewers regardless of whether they like wrestling. Born Saraya-Jade Bevis (Florence Pugh), she would eventually adopt the professional name of Paige.  Our story starts long before she joined the WWE.  Paige was born into a wrestling family, including both her father, Ricky (Nick Frost), and mother, Julia (Lena Heady).  Following a brief prologue, we see how she…

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Outlaw King gets Bloody and Brutal

In telling the story of Scottish king Robert the Bruce’s early years, Outlaw King draws a bigger focus on the battle at hand. There’s no doubt that Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine) led an interesting life but as a person, he’s such a complex character.  He goes from noble to kind to outlaw in the span of just a few years.  How many people can truly put such impressive feats on their resume?!?  The Scotland…

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Lady Macbeth: Sexism, Feminism at play in British Drama

In Lady Macbeth, elements of both sexism and feminism are at play in the British drama. Directed by William Oldroyd from a screenplay written by Alice Birch, the film stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, and Christopher Fairbank.  The film is based on Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov. Set in 1865 England, 17-year-old Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stuck in a loveless, arranged marriage to Alexander (Hilton), a man who is…

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