Movie Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

"There’s an island, Kalokairi. People used to think if you sailed on from there, you’d fall off the edge of the world. That sounds like the place for me." Director: Ol Parker Starring: Meryl Streep Lily James Amanda Seyfried Pierce Brosnan Stellan Skarsgård Colin Firth Dominic Cooper Release Date: 16 July 2018 Running Time: 114 … Continue reading Movie Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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Thoughts Inspired by Walt Disney’s Moana/Vaiana (2016)

Anyone who watches Disney movies can be aware of the change in the way characters are handled in the stories. I saw Moana/Vaiana for the first time only a few weeks ago, and it made this change even more evident. If we think about the prototypical princess characters (e.g. Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, or Snow White), … Continue reading Thoughts Inspired by Walt Disney’s Moana/Vaiana (2016)

Gondolatok a Vaiana (2016) kapcsán

Senkit nem fog újdonságként érni, ha azt mondom, hogy a 20. század Walt Disney hercegnői majdnem mint egy kaptafára készültek: egy tűszúrás, egy mérgezett alma, egy gonosz mostoha - és természetesen a nélkülözhetetlen herceg a fehér lovon. Persze akadtak kivételek is: Pocahontas, Belle és Mulan már egy modernebb, önállóbb női ideál megtestesítői - de még … Continue reading Gondolatok a Vaiana (2016) kapcsán

Movie Review: “Liberal Arts” (2012)

While brainstorming Christmas gift ideas for my sister, I thought of looking up films with Josh Radnor (our beloved Ted Mosby). Liberal Arts was a title that immediately caught my attention for I have a bachelor's degree in English and I'm now studying Dutch. My curiosity was further piqued after a quick Google search showed … Continue reading Movie Review: “Liberal Arts” (2012)

Reconsidering “Titanic” on Its 20th Anniversary: Why Everyone in Their Right Mind Should Love Cal Hockley

Introduction When I first saw Titanic, the love story impressed me so much that I needed almost a decade to recover from it. Before I re-watched this masterpiece, there was one thing I could perfectly remember (beside the well-known plotline, of course): that even as a child I hated Jack and liked Cal. This post … Continue reading Reconsidering “Titanic” on Its 20th Anniversary: Why Everyone in Their Right Mind Should Love Cal Hockley