Julie

Writer, Film Lover.  My reviews are brief but my passion for film is not.

Favorite films

  • The Elephant Man
  • Miller's Crossing
  • In the Cut
  • Blue Velvet

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  • House of Gucci

  • Elvis

  • Girl in the Picture

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

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  • A Face in the Crowd

    A Face in the Crowd

    ★★★★★

    “There Nothing as Trustworthy ... As The Ordinary Mind - Of The Ordinary Man” - Lonsome Rhodes

    Blessed with a silver tongue, good looks and charm, Lonsome Rhodes is discovered in  the drunk tank by radio host Marcia Jeffries when she pops into the county lockup for her “Face In The Crowd” spotlight show to capture the voices of ordinary men.   His little radio ditty is a huge hit, one thing leads to another and Rhodes becomes a national…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★½

    Heartbreaking for so many reasons, the story of course and also because of Judy. She’s brilliant in this film.

    Bradley Cooper took as much from this version as he did from the ‘76 version  Most memorable would be the “Hold on. I just want to take another look at you.”  

    It’s a shame they edited this version to death and the original director’s cut isn’t available, but I love that they have used stills and audio to piece together…

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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    Performances were great (and I include Jared’s peculiar portrayal of Paolo), but I oscillated between a feeling that it was either too campy or not campy enough.  I need some time to decide which approach would be better served the story and hit the theme home that… if you are not feeling the family business in the heart of your soul and you force it, probably not going to turn out so great for you…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    Well…Elvis.  Baz’s aspirational biopic. It’s got some magnificent bits. It’s long.  I enjoyed it. I cried at the end.  Austin Butler is absolutely phenomenal. But it’s too long.   Valiant effort though to tell a robust enough story about The King.   Austin did him justice though.  He really did.  Give the kid an Oscar.

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  • Metropolis

    Metropolis

    ★★★★★

    “The mediator between the hands and the head must be the heart”.

    I finally saw this monstrosity of a film in its entirety on the big screen. Paying homage that is long overdue. Hard to believe it was made in 1927. At the time it took 17 months and cost over 5 million Reichsmarks to make. It’s definitely one of the most defining and pioneering works of cinematic fiction ever made. Filmmakers continue to borrow from the screenplay, visuals and…

  • Where Hands Touch

    Where Hands Touch

    ★★★½

    TIFF18 Film 13

    No Nazi was sympathized during the filming of this movie.

    Amma Asante said that she had to prove herself through Belle and A United Kingdom to make Where Hands Touch, a film she researched for many years.  We never really hear about Black Germans, let alone in Nazi Germany, so I really wanted to learn more. 

    This is Leyna’s story. This is about her struggle to belong in her own country and her struggle to survive.  Yes…