Punch-Drunk Love, featuring one of the best Adam Sandler performances, marks the 20th anniversary of its theatrical release in 2002. Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) may be a bachelor and entrepreneur but he suffers from abuse at the hands of his seven sisters. Because of his background, it’s not uncommon for his rage and anxiety to surface. Shortly after we meet him on screen, Barry has an encounter with Lena Leonard (Emily Watson) after she had…"Punch-Drunk Love Marks 20th Anniversary"
Steven Spielberg’s World War I epic War Horse remains one of the best films to come out in 2011 as the film marks its tenth anniversary. First a book and then a stage play, Spielberg successfully translates the source material into a feature film. He’s no stranger to World War II but this marks his first time tackling the Great War. An interesting thing about this film is that Spielberg doesn’t consider it a war…"War Horse: World War I Epic Marks 10 Years"
The Happy Prince offers some interesting insight into the life of Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde towards the later days of life. Oscar Wilde was an interesting character. He was also a victim of an unjust law in the United Kingdom. Wilde would formally be pardoned for his actions by England in 2017 but that didn’t change the past. Could his life have ended differently if the LGBTQ community were accepted for who they…"The Happy Prince: The Life of Oscar Wilde"
On Chesil Beach doesn’t quite rise up to to the level of previous adaptations of Ian McEwan’s works. Set in 1962, this is a film that can be very confusing to follow. We eventually learn that Florence Ponting (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward Mayhew (Billy Howle) just got married a few hours earlier. They are planning to consummate their marriage at a hotel along Chesil Beach in southern England on the Dorset coast. However, Florence realizes that she…"On Chesil Beach feels Theatrical, not Cinematic"
On Chesil Beach doesn’t quite rise up to to the level of previous adaptations of Ian McEwan’s works. The film is rather confusing to follow. We eventually learn that Florence Ponting (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward Mayhew (Billy Howle) just got married a few hours earlier and are planning to consummate their marriage. Not all goes as planned, however, when Florence realizes that she can’t go through with it and runs out, causing Edward to chase after her. …"CCFF 2018: On Chesil Beach"