My Cousin Rachel is a 2017 romantic drama starring Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger and Iain Glen. It is directed by Roger Michell, who is known for Nothing Hill (1999) and Morning Glory (2010). This film is made after a book with the same title as the film and the writer is Daphne du Maurier. A synopsis for My Cousin Rachel reads: “A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.”
I want to start off by saying that this movie is a masterpiece, from the beginning till the end. The story is captivating, the acting of Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz is top class and the way the story develops keeps its viewers wanting more. Another plus is the way this cinema piece was filmed and the sights it presented. The setting could hardly be more beautiful, with the farmland, woods, and dangerously lovely coast. Care has been taken to recreate the time period and Gothic story, aided by deft direction.
Throughout the narrative, we are presented with information which forces us as viewers to revise constantly one’s view as to whether the eponymous relative is a callous and scheming malevolent or totally misjudged and misunderstood. In a wonderful performance, Weisz enables us to be equally convinced by both interpretations.The film may seem a bit slow to some viewers not patient enough for a sophisticated period drama, but it’s actually well-paced and rich in mystery as well as colorful and charming local details. This lovely, terrific adaptation of Du Maurier’s classic work deserves high praise indeed.
I would highly recommend this film and if I were to rate it I would give it a mark of 8 out 10. My Cousin Rachel is out in cinemas everywhere! If you need more reasons to go and see this film watch below an official trailer:
The Boss Baby is a 2017 animation starring Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow. It is directed by Tom McGrath, mostly known for Madagascar (2005). A synopsis reads: “A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
The Boss Baby is funny and heartwarming. It has plenty of quality laugh-out-loud moments, and has humor that will appeal to everyone, not just kids. There were also some very touching moments.. especially the boy’s bedtime routine and the relationship he develops with the boss baby. The intro scene with the baby deliveries is very cute and funny. I must say that in this film the babies seem much cuter than in real life.
Besides the conflict of the two brothers fighting for the attention of their parents, there is a separate plot line about Francis Francis trying to get people to love more puppies instead of babies-it involves creating a new breed of puppy that never grows up. The Boss baby character is hilarious. I loved the reflections on parenthood, feeding the baby, dummy sucking, milk bottles, diapers (nappies), vomit, lack of sleep, etc
The Boss Baby is an entertaining spectacle that is fun, funny, and clever at many points. This movie is certainly adorable and is the perfect family film (for all ages) . The story is simplistic and silly, and doesn’t have as much magic as a Disney film, but it’s nice to have a unique, original story that doesn’t involve making a political ordeal out of it. My personal rating for this film is 7.5 out of 10.
The Boss Baby is out in cinemas everywhere !
According to IMDB, Walt Disney Pictures has announced that Harrison Ford will return to the big screen in a yet to be titled Indiana Jones film. This represents the 5th time when we get to see Mr. Ford as Indiana Jones. The adventure movie is set to be released on 19 July, 2019. Along with Ford, Steven Spielberg will be directing, with franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall producing. Alan Horn, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios mentioned in a press release that “Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019”.
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Set in the 1950s, a young Irish woman, named Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), emigrates to New York for a life with better prospects. Initially she misses home but gradually adapts to her new lifestyle and falls in love with Tony (Emory Cohen), an Italian plumber. When an unexpected event hits her family, Lacey decides to come back to Ireland for a short visit. Although she’s not planning to stay, she begins to settle back into her previous Irish life.
She reacquaints herself with old friends and a new love interest, played by Domhnall Gleeson, appears in her life. She is faced with the decision of a lifetime: to stay in Ireland where everything is so familiar or go back to Brooklyn, where her first love and a different life await her?
What I loved about this film is the fact that the chemistry between Eilis and Tony is natural, they actually look like a couple you might know in real life. The moments that show the journey Eilis takes to New York, then the advice she gets from a fellow traveler, are brilliant in my opinion, because they are raw, they present a reality.
Saoirse Ronan’s acting is first class: her delicate and sincere portrayal makes you think about all of Eilis’s struggles, wishing her pain will somehow ease. All in all, this film is a sweet, charming drama, with wonderful acting and plenty of touching moments. It is a splendid reminder that great stories can be told without using excessive twists and effects.
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Carol is a great film that I had the pleasure to have seen recently. This is a must see for everyone loving good films. I am quite critical about films involving love between two female characters, but the way Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara portray their characters plus their on screen chemistry made me not want this film to end. The acting is top class from the before mentioned, but also from Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler. Rooney and Cate captured perfectly what it’s like to be falling in love.
As the story develops You’ll get taken away with how how their love for each other affects their lives. I believed the film presented the time period in a very unique and beautiful way. Nothing was overtly flashy or Normal Rockwell 50s. The film is stunning in terms of visuals, with impeccable make-ups and wardrobes, plus the beautiful locations covered in snow while Cate and Rooney take a trip. Finally, the soundtrack is tasteful, with songs that correctly set the tone of their relationship.Carol is out in cinemas everywhere !
Hello dear friends, I’m back on my blog and I decided that starting from today I will write here something about the movies that I watch. And if you know me then you suspect that I watch a lot of films. Today I want to discuss a movie that impressed me lately. It is called Before I go to sleep. It is a drama/ thriller which lasts 92 minutes and it is starring Nicole Kidman, Collin Firth and Mark Strong. This movie is excellent due to its extraordinary twist. Each morning Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman) awakes with no memory. She thinks she’s 27, but in fact she is 40. Her husband , Ben (Colin Firth), explains that this is the result of a traumatic accident. Doctor Nasch (Mark Strong) encourages Christine to keep a video diary, that way when Christine wakes up she will see it and keep a track of her life. As the story line evolves, her doubts and suspicions grow and she believes she can trust nobody. The film is produced by Ridley Scott I believe that it deserves a 9 from a scale from 1 to 10.
Here is the trailer: