Audrey Hepburn. The name conjures up so much. Elegance, glamour, grace. She’s become a symbol of all that is refined and stylish. But to watch her onscreen is to watch a real woman, glittering magic, all warmth and brightness. It’s easy to forget that, among the little black dresses, sunglasses, and diamonds dripping from…… Continue reading Audrey Hepburn’s Habits
On Saturday, May 4th, 1929, Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium. It feels strange almost, to think it’s been 90 years since she was born. Stranger still that I should write about her as if I knew her, as if she’s family. But that’s what she feels like to me. I forgot to get a…… Continue reading Happy birthday, Audrey!
I cried watching my first Dolores del Rio movie. The movie itself, a lighthearted comedy called In Caliente (1935) costarring Pat O’Brien and one of the funniest character actors of all time, Edward Everett Horton, didn’t involve any tragedy. So why was I overcome with emotion? Because I was seeing a beautiful Mexican actress onscreen…… Continue reading Marathon of Stars: Dolores del Rio
I have just returned from a marvelous adventure. I journeyed through Middle- Earth and have made it safely back home, sad, content, and happy all at once. My history with J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series began when I was ten years old. My cousin gave it to me as a Christmas gift.…… Continue reading David Lean’s Middle-Earth
It’s been years since I last watched The Little Mermaid, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. There’s so much discourse surrounding this film, much of it idiotic and headache inducing, that it’s easy to forget just how visually stunning it is. And how its one of Disney’s superlative fairy tale adaptations. The Hans Christian…… Continue reading Favorite films: The Little Mermaid (1989)
There’s a hard fact all movie lovers must accept: there are movies we will never see, no matter how badly we want to. They are forever lost. The majority of lost films are silent, and the reasons for their disappearances are multitude. But what about stolen films? Netflix’s Shirkers by Sandi Tan is one such…… Continue reading Film Diary: Shirkers (2018)
Today marks the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney’s moving painting! I was in middle school when I first watched Sleeping Beauty, and all these years later, I’m captivated by it still and its princess. (Side note: back when I had long hair, someone said I had Princess Aurora curls. Greatest compliment or greatest compliment?) There’s…… Continue reading Favorite films: Sleeping Beauty (1959)