Film review – Molière (2007)

6 May 2008

Describing Molière as a French Shakespeare in Love seems lazy but it is an apt description for this fictional story about a famous literary figure that blends comedy, romance and costume drama into a nice, digestible, mildly entertaining package.

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Film review – Marie Antoinette (2006)

19 December 2006

Marie Antoinette is a period film with an indi/teen film sensibility. Having already proven herself on The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation as a director with talent to burn, Sofia Coppola has possibly set herself her biggest challenge yet. Marie Antoinette tells the story of France’s controversial last queen not as a weighty historical drama about the French Revolution, but as the story of a teenage girl with strong modern sensibilities. Audiences expecting scenes of suffering peasants, enraged revolutionaries and climatic beheadings are going to be sorely disappointed.

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