Screening History: The Fraught Pathos of “The Favourite” (2018)

If you know anything about it me, it's that I'm an absolute sucker for a good costume drama. It's been a while since I saw one that really blew me away, so when I saw the trailers for The Favourite, I was intrigued by what appeared to be a very irreverent take on the genre, particularly as … Continue reading Screening History: The Fraught Pathos of “The Favourite” (2018)

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Film Review: Surrendering to Feeling in “A Star is Born” (2018)

Warning: Substantial spoilers for the film follow. I went into the most recent version of A Star is Born with great trepidation. I've seen both the 1930s and 1950s versions, but have steered clear of the 1970s one because of its notoriously bad reception. However, something drew me to this one. Perhaps it was my long-standing … Continue reading Film Review: Surrendering to Feeling in “A Star is Born” (2018)