‘Becoming Jane’ Is The Right Amount Of Beautiful And Romantic 10 Years Later


Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

I love a good biographical film. I also love a good period drama, but it sometimes seems hard to bring the two together. Sometimes one element is there and works well, and other times the other element is just flat and uninteresting, which ultimately makes it hard to like all aspects of the final film. And sometimes, they come together in just the right way. Enough for any audience member, with an open mind, to enjoy the story that’s before them.

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10 Years: “Waitress”


Some films you know you loved the first time, but can’t remember the why. Perhaps it’s been years since you last saw it. Perhaps there’s something else within the film that when viewed you can instantly connect with. Whatever it is, another viewing of said film may definitely be in order. If you don’t rediscover what it is that made you love it the first time, maybe you can at least learn something else. That’s the beauty of rewatching a film you haven’t seen in some time. Continue reading

At First Glance: “Paris Can Wait”

When it comes to film surprises, the best kind tend to be of the indie variety. With more freedom to tell a story, one that major studios wouldn’t dream of touching, there’s a better chance that the directors vision will remain intact. While it’s not a complete guarantee that the final film will be good, at least you’ll know that the director and writer will have tried something new. That’s more than you can say for most other studio films. Continue reading

On Second Thought: “Playing By Heart”

Valentine’s Day is upon us once more, which means, it’s time to break out the romantic comedies and sentimental films that we all love to watch on this day. Even if you’re not big on celebrating this day, or even decorating all that much, it still seems impossible to resist popping in at least one romantic film or watching one on TV. Maybe it’s just the whole holiday craze (which is what I call it), where you watch films that correspond with the given holiday. Whatever the reason you choose to watch an appropriate holiday themed film, it very well could be the reason you decide to skip the classics and try something new. Continue reading

10 Years: “Pride & Prejudice (2005)”

Film’s based on classic novels have high expectations. When they’ve been done before, sometimes more than once, there’s even more riding on the final film. People want to know how the new version offers anything new, makes it worth their time, and worth having been made at all. Continue reading

At First Glance: “Carol”

When you only have a few released photos telling you anything about a film, one is bound to be excited for any kind of footage. If that footage is in the form of a now common first teaser, you’ll take it as it’ll either give you more hope, and excitement, or let you down in ways you never imagined. Hopefully it’s the former. Continue reading

On Second Thought: “Beyond Borders”

In honor of today, June 20, I thought I’d do something a bit different. This is still a post on a film, but a very specific film that holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons. Because of this, I figured I’d do my share and spread the word, not just about this film, but because of this day. Today is World Refugee Day. Continue reading