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Audrey Hepburn’s Habits

  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

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Marathon of Stars: Dolores del Rio

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

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Favorite films: The Little Mermaid (1989)

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)

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Film Diary: Shirkers (2018)

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)

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Favorite films: Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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)