Saturday, January 23, 2021

2021 FEMALECENTRIC MOVIES: EMILY BRONTE WITH EMILY BEECHAM, JOE ALWYN, EMMA MACKEY, WOMEN IN THE CASTLE WITH KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS, DAISY RIDLEY, MIRACLE CLUB WITH MAGGIE SMITH, KATHY BATES, LAURA LINNEY

  2021 FEMALECENTRIC MOVIES  
EMILY ON EMILY BRONTE
This year we'll have a number of movies centred on female characters, among them is EMILY which will see Emma Mackey playing famous writer Emily Bronte in Frances O’Connor's film which will immerse us in Emily Brontรซ’s hidden world: Emily is a rebel and misfit, a young woman daring to form herself, to embrace her true nature… to hell with the consequences. We share the innermost relationships that inspired Emily. They are revelations of untold truths – her raw, passionate sisterhood for Charlotte (Emily Beecham) and Anne; her first aching, forbidden love for Weightman (Joe Alwyn) and her care for her maverick brother (Fionn Whitehead) whom she idolises. Who was this young woman whose heart burned with such love and life, and who wrote literature’s timeless and searing masterpiece, Wuthering Heights? 

WOMEN IN THE CASTLE
Post-war Germany: a country compromised – every citizen tarnished by complicity with the Nazi regime, and yet willing the past to disappear as they build a future from its ashes. But for Marianne – widow of a man murdered for defying the Nazi regime – the past must be spoken for. She cannot simply
The film is helmed and written by Jane Anderson
forgive her compatriots for what they’ve done, to her life and to her once-proud nation. She finds refuge from this rapidly transforming world in her family’s crumbling castle where she once played host to Germany’s liberal elite and there fulfills her promise to find and protect the wives and children of her husband’s brave conspirators. Rescuing her dearest friend’s widow, Benita, from the Russian army, and Ania, from a refugee camp, Marianne assembles a makeshift family, certain the women’s shared pain will bind them together. But as Benita begins a clandestine relationship and Ania struggles to conceal her Nazi past, Marianne learns that her clear-cut, highly principled worldview and moral certainty has no place in these new, frighteningly ambiguous and emotionally charged days. All three women (Kristin Scott Thomas, Daisy Ridley and Nina Hoss) must grapple with the realities they now face, and the terrible consequences of decisions they cannot undo.
 
THE MIRACLE CLUB
 Lourdes, a picturesque country town at the base of the magnificent French Pyrenees, and a place of miracles, is a magnet for 6 million visitors each year from across the globe. Ballyfermot, Ireland, 1960: A hilariously hard-knocks community in outer Dublin that marches to its own beat – frenzied, fast and loose – and yet also deeply soulful; rooted in traditions of loyalty, faith and togetherness. It’s a thriving community in a constant uphill battle to live as fully as possible, on very little. And the opportunity to rise above one’s daily struggles is frankly a pipe dream, especially for women.
Jane Anderson wrote and directed the film
There’s just one tantalising dream for the women of Ballyfermot to taste freedom and escape the gauntlet of domestic life: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, and all for free. And with a little benevolent interference from their cheeky and rebellious priest, close friends played by Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Laura Linney, are the ‘lucky’ few to win this ticket of a lifetime at their riotous local raffle night. Having never even left Dublin the journey provides them the chance to let their hair down, celebrate life and delight in some sweet independence. But it’s not all just a ‘jolly’: the women have a very important role to play when they arrive in Lourdes – to act as ‘pushers’ for the seriously ill and disabled pilgrims, there to bathe in the town’s healing springs. And it’s also a chance to reflect on their own lives, with each of the women in search of their own personal miracles. But when they are joined by a woman recently returned from a decades long exile in the USA, deep wounds from the past are re-opened, and bitter truths exposed. As they confront one another and embrace their past, these women realise that the miracle they have all been looking for is right in front of them: in the strength of their friendships and unshakeable togetherness.

15 comments:

  1. I definitely have to watch the Miracle Club because I adore all these 3 women!
    Have a great weekend, Dez.

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    1. Should be a fun one with that cast indeed, they should've put Judi in it too.

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  2. Love me some Kathy Bates in my life! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š I may just check out that last movie. I know all 3 ladies, and... They're cool. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. She was hilarious in Disjointed in which I also drooled over Tone Bell.

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  3. I also love Kathy Bates. Allison only knows her from American Horror Story series and when I saw her watching Misery (a class assignment) a couple weeks ago, I was like "oooh, Misery! This is the movie I'll always know her best for!" Allison was like, how the heck did you know what I was watching!" LOL. Jason's rewatching Disjointed. I didn't love that show, but he laughs all the way through it. Will definitely be watching The Miracle Club though.

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    1. I cannot say I loved Disjointed, but I did not hate it either, it was nice that they cancelled it as it ran its course and it was time to end. I thought half of the plot was boring and the female crew was annoying, but Kathy was good, the weed plot was funny and I loved Tone Bell and that cutie that tended to their weed laboratory in the back LOL Jason should try Bob Hearts Abishola. That is the only remaining sitcom that honestly makes me laugh, even though Abishola annoys me. But her two friends and Bob's moma are hilarious. I will watch the second season during summer probably as I'm now stuck with LMS and Call me Kat. Kat is nothing special, but it is light, sunny and Lesley is hilarious as always so I keep watching it.

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    2. I did not like Disjointed. I gave it 2 episodes and called it quits. My mom said Kat would be better if she stopped talking to the camera. I hope they change that as I hate it when tv shows have the main character talk to the home viewers.

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    3. No, talking to the camera actually makes it very cute and gives the show something dynamics and makes it different. It is not annoying at all, especially as Mayim does it well. What I don't like are some other characters, for example her worker Randy, the black girl, she is very cynical and does not fit the rest of the crew who are all very kind and cute and positive.

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    4. I just can't get into a show when they talk to the audience. It starts distracting me from the story. I want to get lost for those 30 minutes, not feel like I'm a part of someone else's story. I hate it when they make the black characters cynical or abrasive. It's not cute or funny and I'm surprised the black community doesn't bitch about it. My black friends and family are all very nice and encouraging, so it makes me mad when they put a token black person on a show then make them obnoxious.

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  4. Emily for the win followed by The Miracle Club! But, these all look good.

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    1. I will probably watch Emily, even though I think here family was rather bleh meh and horrid LOL

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