It is easy to romanticize the past but what we often overlook is how difficult and awful it was for women. Women in historical stories are often portrayed as fierce, headstrong, and independent, but much more common was that they were sheltered and abused. This the case of one Fanny Lye (Maxine Peake), husband to John Lye (Charles Dance), a devout Christian and former member of Oliver Cromwell’s army. It is, at least, until two strangers happen into their lives.Continue reading “Victoria Film Fest Review: ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’ tells of a woman’s awakening with mixed results”
The visual language of cinema has changed a lot since the first movies were produced, but one thing they retain is the ability to affect the people. Citizen Kane, widely regarded as one of –if not the– best films of all time, is a thinly veiled look at the life of William Randolph Hearst, and not a kind one.
The authorship of the screenplay of Citizen Kane has been a controversy for decades now. The story was initially conceived of by Welles and Herman Mankiewicz, but who wrote it? Welles? Mankiewicz? I don’t know the answer to this question but Mank, the latest film from David Fincher supposes that Mankiewicz wrote it nearly entirely, and tells the story of that man’s life during the time that he was writing it.
Is that accurate? I don’t know, but it makes for a hell of a story.Continue reading “Review: ‘Mank’ is a love letter to old Hollywood”
Citizen Kane is widely regarded as one of the best movies ever made, and the story behind that film is the subject of David Fincher’s latest project. Mank follows the life of Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles co-writer on Citizen Kane, as the project is being written and made.Continue reading “‘Mank’ teaser: David Fincher’s new film takes a close look at one of the greatest films ever made”
Holy moly, the trailer for **Godzilla: King of the Monsters** might be my favourite thing to come out of comic con this year.
I’ve been on hiatus so here’s me catching up on the movies I’ve seen.
Yeaaaaaaaaah Dracula Untold looks like it might be terrible but it might be so bad it’s good, right? Right?
Dracula, a famous warrior, refuses to give a Sultan his son and then has to find a way to kill the entire army the Sultan sends after him. Naturally that means becoming Dracula the vampire.