Monday, December 29, 2014

Sweet Charity (1969)

Charity Hope Valentine. Has there ever been a character so aptly named?

She gives and gives unconditionally.

She spends her life believing in better possibilities.

She is genuinely a martyr for love.

But for all these rare and beautiful qualities, is she merely naive, immature and deluded, living out her life with unrealistic fantasies? Or is she the embodiment of everything we all really want to be?

Most of us believe that “there’s gotta be something better than this” in our lives and we deserve to be loved, appreciated and not humiliated. Maybe we can all live hopefully ever after.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Time Bandits (1981)

A child’s bedroom is sanctuary from his parents and their materialistic world but it also houses a vast world of imagination. Kevin’s passion for history, adventure and new ideas invites chaos into his life through an epic odyssey alongside a hoard of dubious cohorts with their own agenda. Are his experiences legitimate excursions into times of heroes, legends and fables or are they unconscious delusions aroused by the heterogeneous clutter within his fortress? Building blocks, knights in armour and spaceships pervade his world to save him from idol drudgery and thrusts him into a bureaucratic war between good and evil.