Charles Chaplin’s Directorial Filmography

I count Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 masterpiece, as one of my favorite movies of all time. I watched it several years ago, while getting my Masters degree and fell in love with it immediately. Chaplin had continued to make silent films well after ‘talkies’ had taken over movie theaters across the nation, and his work still… Read More Charles Chaplin’s Directorial Filmography

Princess Cautionary Tales: Grace of Monaco (2014) & Diana (2013)

Take a look at the ‘girl’ section of any toy store and it is impossible not to notice the myriad of toys, accessories, costumes, and paraphernalia geared towards young girls that carry a princess theme. ‘Princess’ is a term very commonly used as a pet name for girls by their parents and strangers alike. I… Read More Princess Cautionary Tales: Grace of Monaco (2014) & Diana (2013)

Cinderella (2015)

Director: Kenneth Branagh Writer: Chris Weitz Cinematographer: Haris Zambarloukos Composer: Patrick Doyle Cast: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Stellan Skarsgård, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi, Ben Chaplin, Hayley Atwell. How many Cinderella stories have been told in movie format over the years? The 1950 Disney animated movie is… Read More Cinderella (2015)