Tag: period drama

FILM REVIEW: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (2018) is not the story of Mary Shelley’s life, despite the title. Her life was one long gothic nightmare. She endured untold grief, beginning with her mother (famous proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft) who died giving birth to her. She then outlived as a young adult, in a relatively short period time, her half-sister Fanny,

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FILM REVIEW: A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life, directed by Stéphane Brizé, is a film based on the 1883 novel of the same name by Guy de Maupassant. It spans the adult life of an upper-class French woman, Jeanne, from returning from school-age to becoming a grandparent. This film has been lauded ‘tearing up the rulebook’ compared to the stereotypical

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