Adrienne Shelly was an American actress, screenwriter and film director. Sadly, I can only write about her in the past tense, because she was murdered at the age of 40. Unfortunately, her vibrant career was cut short. But her take on womanhood stays with us in indie film classics and the hit . . .
My whole generation Y knows Emma Watson. We grew up with her as she learned wizardry and fought "You-Know-Who" on screen as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. She played the smart girl in the bunch and did accordingly in real life, too. Nowadays she focuses more on women's issues than . . .
Movies like A Star Is Born are the very reason we fell in love with Hollywood in the first place. It has the full package with stunning performances, a well-known romantic story and all over beautiful stars. A Star Is Born is the third remake of the 1937 film of the . . .
This post is the second chapter of a new series on the blog called Project Personal. With these writings, I am trying to get one layer deeper into the analysis of cultural products and sharing my own connection to the pieces. Like I did with the first Project Personal post now I am also deep-diving . . .
László Nemes's sophomore feature Sunset shares the same vision as his Oscar-winning debut Son of Saul. However, the virtuoso cinematic style without the back-up of a powerful story falls short this time. Being a Hungarian myself as director László Nemes, his masterful first film Son . . .
I remember the first time when I have seen Bridget Jones in her red PJs singing "All By Myself" loud and drunk. I was 13, and I was hooked for life. Since then Bridget Jones has always been there for me during hangovers, breakups, or just plain old hardships of life. Now that I have turned 30 and . . .
I recently turned 30. I definitely survived. Actually, it is not as bad as I expected it. And many reasons why being 30 is not that bad comes from chick flicks. The more I watch them, the more life lessons I learn. With time I do get a little bit wiser. I'm not saying that I ace . . .
In this series of posts called Project Personal, I'm exploring new territories while telling personal stories. Most of the times the starting point will be a recent cinematic or television experience, but now and then I will wander off to other domains like in this case of The Night Game. I . . .
The romantic comedy has been one of the longest lasting cinematic genres. We want to see the same characters, in the same situations, within the same storylines, in very similar settings and talking pretty much the same dialogue, sometimes with new stars that speak to a new generation but . . .
So this is my personal "hello world" post where I say hi to all of you out there. I do hope it's a hell lot of people. Possibly somewhere in the range of millions. Or shall we say billions? Trillions even? I do count on some actual readers and not just my dearest film buff friends and a couple of . . .