Norman Jewison’s 1987 Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Moonstruck is about many things. Themes of love, family, Italian-Americanism, infidelity, and even outright absurdity come into the mix, making the film as multifaceted as it is hilarious and heartwarming. But what really sets the film apart from its contemporary offerings is its obsession with the opera, specifically Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème. It is this production that lead romantic protagonists Ronny (Nicolas Cage) and Loretta (Cher) see on their date, but it also…
“For the woman who’s most loved in the world…” says Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer, “…to have such a lack of love is so sad.” The woman Emma speaks of is her grandmother, Hollywood darling, UNICEF ambassador, and cultural icon Audrey Hepburn. To most, Hepburn is the star donning that famous “little black dress” and smoking a cigarette with a quellazaire as her character Holly Golightly from 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A radiant screen figure whose pop culture presence is often…
There should be no debate as to whether this is film or television. This is cinema. This is not just the best visual art to come out of 2017, this is the best THING to come out of 2017. Lynch has proved he’s still got it (where it counts, buddy) and he is still able to shake an audience to their core. I’m still stunned from the finale.
I’m watching this before going to Denver next week because we’ll be visiting the Stanley Hotel, where Stephen King wrote the original book. I wanted all the extra context I could get (I know Kubrick didn’t base his hotel off of this, but still).
Everything...and I mean everything about this movie is perfect. The slow, steady cinematography. The haunting music. The unsettling performances every actor gives. Everything.
A definitive horror movie and a definitive movie in general. Anyone who gives…