La Belle et la Bête – Jean Cocteau – Update of my Amazon Review

"For those who still know how to sleep while still awake. For the grown ups who didn't lose their childhood. For those who believe the impossible is possible!" - Jean Cocteau Shot over nine months starting from the end of World War II, in August 1945, Jean Cocteau reinterpreted "Beauty and the Beast"'s tale of … Continue reading La Belle et la Bête – Jean Cocteau – Update of my Amazon Review

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Orphée (Orpheus) – Jean Cocteau – Update of my original Amazon Review

"A single glass of water lights up the world." - Jean Cocteau Shot after successful film adaptations of his plays "The Terrible Parents" and "the Two-Headed Eagle" as director, and "Ruy Blas" as scriptwriter, "Orpheus" is Jean Cocteau's take on that Greek myth. Set in the modern world, in an unnamed European country, with a … Continue reading Orphée (Orpheus) – Jean Cocteau – Update of my original Amazon Review

Les enfants terribles (The Terrible Children) – Jean-Pierre Melville and Jean Cocteau – Update of my Original Amazon Review

"A night of snow, an infernal bedroom, two orphans and their mind games... and a tragedy... Of the Terrible Children" Under Jean-Pierre Melville's direction, Jean Cocteau offers to us his adaptation of "Les Enfants Terribles" (The Terrible Children), a popular French novel he wrote and published in the 1920s. The story of two teenagers, Paul … Continue reading Les enfants terribles (The Terrible Children) – Jean-Pierre Melville and Jean Cocteau – Update of my Original Amazon Review

Career Girls – Mike Leigh – Update of my Original Amazon Review

A melting pot of Nostalgia and bittersweet memories in University. One year after Mike Leigh won his Golden Palm for "Secrets and Lies", and Katrin Cartlidge's incredible success with "Breaking the Waves", the two of them, along with Lynda Steadman, did an excellent work in "Career Girls". In it, two women (Hannah and Annie), former … Continue reading Career Girls – Mike Leigh – Update of my Original Amazon Review

Beyond Good and Evil – UbiSoft Studios

"Safe and sound in its shell, the precious pearl is the slave of the currents." - Important quote employed in "Beyond Good and Evil" This review is an update of my original review I posted on Amazon back in 2015. Trailer of the video game "Beyond Good and Evil" Released in 2003 as the Irak … Continue reading Beyond Good and Evil – UbiSoft Studios

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – Nick Park and Aardman Studios – Update of my original Amazon Review

    "Ha! Love, Gromit. That's the biggest trap of all!" - Wallace After years of short feature episodes, Wallace and Gromit finally have their full-feature chance. A seventy-five minutes long episode. Them during a September week as their county is preparing for a yearly vegetable contest which their Ladyship, Lady Tottington, organizes every year … Continue reading Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – Nick Park and Aardman Studios – Update of my original Amazon Review

Paddington – Paul King – Update of my original Amazon review

"Please look after this bear. Thank you." Note card tied around Paddington's neck When "Paddington"'s movie was announced, I have to admit that I dreaded its release for three reasons. One, I feared that this British literature icon at the hands of Major Studios would be Hollywoodized with High Budget for its actors and marketing, … Continue reading Paddington – Paul King – Update of my original Amazon review

North and South – 2004 BBC Studios Mini-Series – Update of my Original Amazon Review

"Look back. Look back at me." - John Thornton It was around September 2014, at a moment when my grandfather passed away, that I heard of this series BBC produced and broadcasted in 2004. An adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel "North and South", which was edited under the hand of Charles Dickens, this story offers … Continue reading North and South – 2004 BBC Studios Mini-Series – Update of my Original Amazon Review

Ancient Egypt: The Glory of the Pharaohs – David Angus – Update of my Original review on Amazon

"In knowledge lay power" - the Goddess Isis (22:58 to 23:00) Naxos Records, the musical editor known for its classical music releases, also offers audiobooks; for adults and young audiences. In the latter's case, it released in 2012 a historical piece on Ancient Egypt by David Angus. Titled "Ancient Egypt: The Glory of the Pharaohs", … Continue reading Ancient Egypt: The Glory of the Pharaohs – David Angus – Update of my Original review on Amazon

Dragon Age 2 – Bioware Studios – Update of my Original Amazon Review

"Ten years, a hundred years from now, someone like me will love someone like you,and there will be no Templars to tear them apart."- Anders to Hawke     Years ago, I played the first "Dragon Age", but never finished it. For many reasons. One, because the game engine seemed too much outdated for what the … Continue reading Dragon Age 2 – Bioware Studios – Update of my Original Amazon Review