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Film Review: A Cat in Paris

Sometimes, you’re just in the mood for cartoons with a cat. And I don’t mean tom & jerry. This cute animation, A Cat in Paris, is the story of a cat who runs around Paris at night with a burgalar, assisting him in robbing apartments by moonlight. During the day, the cat returns to his owner, a sweet little French girl, for some TLC & snooze time. If you’re a cat lover, and still a child at heart, you will enjoy this French cartoon. Although you can also find it in English, or with subtitles. One of those family movies that everyone likes.  Especially for the cat people!

Watch the trailer here.

A Cat in Paris

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Film Review: The Prophet

This is an impressionistic art film of Khalil Gibran’s classic, The Prophet. Directed by Gary Tarn, the film is simply a narration of Gibran’s book, accompanied by moving images of people, places and nature. Narrated by Thandie Newton, the images include clips from from Beirut to New York to parts of Asia. Most of the colour of the film is faded or black and white, and the filming is often shaky, with fleeting moving images of nature and cities, relating to what is being narrated. Watching the film, you are the observer walking through life, and Newton’s soft narration along with the organic filming technique trasports you into a state of mesmerising calm.

It also comes with a dreamy soundtrack.

The Prophet Film poster

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90s movie soundtracks from the heart of a teenage girl…

Growing up I was in love with movie soundtracks, it left me thinking and feeling the film long after it had finished. I still feel the soundtrack makes up at least half of the catharsis of a good movie.

So here’s a list of 5 of the top movie soundtracks I loved (and still do) from the 90s (some nostalgia for you there).

1. Romeo & Juliet (with Leo of course) –1996

2. Great Expectations (the art was my favorite part of the movie, and of course Anne Bancroft as Ms. Havisham) – 1998

3. Cruel Intentions (who didn’t watch this as a teenager?) – 1999

4. The Beach (More Leo) – 2000 (close enough)

5. American Beauty (Kevin Spacey…divine) –1999

So here’s a play list compilation of my favorite tracks from each of my favorite movies growing up – what are your favorite movie soundtracks?

Enjoy!

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Pink & Perfect: Moonrise Kingdom and Prada Candy

Moonrise Kingdom is another quirky and artistic dry comedy from the brilliant Wes Anderson, one that I’ve already seen several times, and am intending on watching again. The plot being two twelve year olds who run away together that causes mayhem on the island that they live on when a search is carried out to find them.  It captures what it’s like to be twelve again with dry wit and beautiful art direction. Set in the 1960s the attention to detail is so stylish, I relish the visual feast every time I watch it.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom
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So I was thrilled to see his new Three-part Ad for Prada Candy. Which epitomizes so much of the moonrise kingdom atmosphere. The retro style, the French and the nonchalance attitude of the girl: a delightful treat.

Now time for some Francois Hardy.

Prada Candy

 

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