Shelter Cat Update!
Shelter Cat Update!
That shot of him standing in front of the imagery of slaves is remarkably powerful. Well done.
Thanks for the grace there. Also, after an exceptionally strange year and a half, I think the “mixed feelings” takes might be par for the course. Collectively, we’re both longing for a simpler time when we could shamelessly enjoy the frivolity of events like the Met Gala and perpetually feeling some kind of way, at… Read more
Well, we should all be able capable of acknowledging more than one truth at once, and the existence of contradictions within the same space. We can also both enjoy something while holding space to critique/cringe at it.
It holds up. I’ve never been one for fairy tale live-action movies, and I still watch Ever After once every couple of years. And if I’m flipping through the channels and it’s on, I will watch it, despite owning it on DVD.
Definitely watch Santa Clarita Diet, she has a whole range of acting skills there and the whole show is hilarious (and deeply missed).
Chiming in here to say again how much I love this column. Sometimes it leads me to movies I never bothered with, and in this case reminds me that I’ve seen a movie once, loved it, and somehow never saw it again. Read more
One of the best moments, which is fleeting but, as always, Angelica Huston sells the hell out of it, is when Rodmilla casually mentions how her mother never found anything clean enough and would make her scrub her skin until it was raw.
Yes! I always liked how lovely the portrait that sparks the story is, because I find that oftentimes in movies with a conceit like that, the picture or book or what-have-you feels forced. I never realized that it works so well because Drew has a good face.
Best. Movie. Ever. I had the biggest smile on my face reading this article. Truly the best Cinderella adaptation by miles. I find it a travesty that this doesn’t have the cultural power or nostalgia as The Princess Bride which imo is a complete “dasmel in distress” story and isn't nearly as innovative or entertaining.
He really was! He spent his last years in France as a guest of the French king and is even buried there!
What, a guy can’t travel?
France? I haven’t seen this, so forgive me if there is an obvious explanation, but why would Leonardo Da Vinci be in France instead of Italy?
It’s a go-to pick me up movie for me - still in the dvd case with That Thing You Do and The Mummy for when I was clocking lots of hospital waiting time last year.
This is absolutely my guilty pleasure movie. If others find it too saccharine or cannot suspend disbelief in the Drew’s wavering accent, I cannot blame them but yet, this is something I can watch endlessly and enjoy every single time. It is lovely and fun and the world feels right at the end of the movie.
I am a fan of the school of thought that Cinderella’s kindness has been unfairly maligned over the years. (In addition to the video above, this point recently appeared in a very good article in Slate: https://slate.com/culture/2021/09/ted-lasso-and-cinderella-the-apple-tv-show-and-amazons-movie-differ-on-the-importance… Read more
Wow, I was going to post exactly the same thing. Haven’t seen it since 1998, but I loved it then and it probably deserves a rewatch.
I haven’t seen this since cinemas but I remember absolutely loving it. Such a charming and fun movie.