Review: Cyrano

Year: 2021 Runtime: 124 minutes Director: Joe Wright Writers: Erica Schmidt (screenplay), Edmond Rostand (original play) Actors: Haley Bennett, Peter Dinklage, Ben Mendelsohn, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Bashir Salahuddin By Joan Amenn Sometimes a film takes a second viewing to make you aware of how much it moves you. If you have a rather cynical view of romance, perhaps, “Cyrano” (2021) won’t be your cup of … Continue reading Review: Cyrano

The women in “Elf” are just props – but I still love it

Let me make it clear up front that I really like “Elf” (2003) and no Christmas is complete without it. It’s consistently ranked among the top Christmas films of all time and is screened at cinemas every year.

With that in mind, I want to talk about the way the film treats women. Continue reading The women in “Elf” are just props – but I still love it