I came to the blog today hoping to sketch out a bit of musing about an interesting Romanian film I saw last night at the Art, but on my morning meanderings I stumbled onto a friend's blog and read an absolutely fantastic review of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Now I'll admit, I haven't seen this yet, mostly because with the last couple of Luhrmann films I saw, I had to take a couple of runs at them before I could actually sit through and enjoy them. Okay, okay, I didn't ever … [Read more...] about What’s “Great” About Gatsby?
Romeo + Juliet
There is nothing quite so tragic as to finally have the opportunity to watch a film you've wanted to see for years, only to find that the film you so longed for bore no resemblance in reality to the wondrous work of art conjured in your head. Such, unfortunately, is the case with Romeo + Juliet--a modernized version of Shakespeare's tragedy from 1996, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Daines in the title roles. I will at this point confess that I only got through about twenty minutes of … [Read more...] about Romeo + Juliet