Monday, November 02, 2015

Easy Virtue (2008)

Between wars, we witness a slice of still life; the private lives and relative values of mad dogs and Englishmen. In the stately homes of England, this happy breed feign majesty with a design for living whilst the better half of the prodigal son is waiting in the wings.

The annual cavalcade will present laughter but hay fever makes the poor little rich girl world weary.

Will they ever find peace in out time?

Reflection plays a highly visual role in the movie often illuminating the topsy-turvy attitudes and distorted reality of a family out of touch with the times.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

With sublime performances, oblique references, masterful script and a carnivorous alien plant, Little Shop of Horrors is much more than your average musical.

It's a tale of integrity versus capitalism in the 1950s.

It's a tale of domestic abuse, guilt and a green fingered schlemiel.

It's a tale of passion, criminal activity and docile lovers overcoming the odds; defying the bruises and handcuffs, it's a most romantic apologue.

And within the walls of the local dentist's surgery lies a grotesque domicile of dread worthy of Orwell's Room 101.

All told whilst a Greek Chorus issues Anacreontic verse or operatic omens.