“The Favourite” is a magnificent showcase of gowns, debauchery and performances

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYb-wkehT1g When entering a theater to watch a period drama a certain set of expectations come attached: lavish costumes, elaborate makeup, steadfast performances from trained thespians, hints of seduction and oh so much devilry. The new movie from Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favorite, revels in all of the above, and while the costumes are … Continue reading “The Favourite” is a magnificent showcase of gowns, debauchery and performances

La La Land is an anthem to life, love and dreams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8 Oh, am I smiling a lot? Does it look like I’m smiling a lot? Maybe that’s because I saw La La Land, a movie that causes perpetual, everlasting smiles and joy; a movie so unhateable it should be used to weed-out psychopaths in our society; a movie so breathtakingly bold, energetic, tender, intoxicating and … Continue reading La La Land is an anthem to life, love and dreams