Tag Archives: Anne Hathaway

Les Misérables Review

les mis screenshot

Tom Hooper prepares another speech

Following the success of his Oscar-winning royal period drama The King’s Speech, British director Tom Hooper tackles an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s acclaimed Les Misérables. There have been many incarnations of the legendary 1862 French novel that date back to the birth of cinema, but Hooper is the first filmmaker to translate Alain Boublil’s and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s  musical stage play to the big screen.

Continue reading Les Misérables Review

Advertisements

The Dark Knight Rises Review

You spat in the faces of Gotham’s worse criminals. Didn’t you think there might be some casualties? Things were always going to get worse before they got better.

When coming into the Batman franchise Christopher Nolan set out to take a unique approach. From the secret funding for military weapons to the science behind the surreal elements, the British filmmaker’s interpretation has remained firmly grounded in realism. While each film before it hurried past the subject, the standout element of Nolan’s trilogy is that his films focus on Bruce Wayne, and with Bale they found an ideal balance for the character. Continue reading The Dark Knight Rises Review