This second film tag is based on a post going around on Facebook and brought to our accounts by Devika. Unlike the other one, this one focused on film posters. Since we thought that uploading a couple of images is not enough, we decided to choose three posters for films we enjoy watching and write a few words about each of them. Just a few thoughts, the main reviews have their own separate space. Enjoy!
My first choice is Jane Eyre, the mini-series from 2006. I love the book, I love many of the adaptations, but this one is my favourite, right next to the one from 1983. I promise I’ll write separate reviews for each of them. If you are free one day and you are a fan of Charlotte Brontë‘s work, take the time to watch this 2006 adaptation. Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens are amazing.
The Crow is one of the best films I have ever seen. Once you start watching it, you will not want to pause or abandon it. There are so many heart-breaking moments and the actors play their parts flawlessly. I love the way the characters interact, the fact that it’s not pretty and yet… there is hope in the end.
Dracula Untold is mentioned here because I am fond of the film. The story itself could have been better, but I can’t complain about the acting. And the posters (there are a couple of those out there) have Luke Evans and bats on them. Oh, and the armour with the dragon on it, we can’t forget about that. What’s not to love? I feel like watching the film again. I recommend it, but don’t expect to find historical events presented there.
The King’s Speech was the first film I watched in which the protagonist had a speech impediment that prevented him from fulfilling his duties as a member of the British Monarchy. It was the first films that struck a chord with me, because I’m able to understand, at a smaller scale, how someone who is afraid of public speaking feels in front of a crowd or a microphone. Colin Firth does a great job at bringing King George VI back to life and the overall story is amazing and inspiring. Everyone should watch this film.
My Life in Ruins is a rom-com set in Greece, where Georgia Ianakopolis (Nia Vardalos) is working as tour guide for a short period of time and she’s not at all happy with her life. However, everything changes when she goes through different situations, most of them funny ones, caused by other characters, including the strange mixture of tourists who were in her group. This film has a lot of things I love: travel, Greece, comedy, romance, wittiness, self-discovery and, of course, mouth-watering sexy Poupi.
Anna Karenina is one of the literary masterpieces I haven’t read yet; however, I watched Joe Wright’s film adaptation and I fell in love with the theatrical setting and all the cinematic effects that seemed so real, especially at the cinema. Though I knew Keira Knightley only from her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the same director’s film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, I began to love this British actress more after watching Anna Karenina, because I saw her evolve and mature through the role of Anna, in the way she performed and expressed the protagonist’s feelings, I would definitely watch this film again.
by Elena Atudosiei & Alina Andreea Cătărău