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British TV veteran Barker and his screenwriter novice Howard Himmelstein set Oscar Wilde Lady Windermere's Fan among Jazz Age expatriates cold-chillin' on the Italian coast, and the result is not quite as dishy as one might hope, s fashions and Mediterranean countryside notwithstanding. The hats are quite lovely, and Vukotic is a hoot as a decadent contessa with seven or eight yapping lapdogs, but as a tale of Beautiful People struggling to overcome social convention either by searching for true love or by cynically rejecting it, for each policy has its pitfalls and live authentically, it doesn't really sparkle. Hunt is an offbeat choice for Mrs. Erlynne, the aging New York man-stealer with revealing fashions and a deep, dark secret, but that's not quite the only problem here.

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Posted on Monday, September 2nd, by Rafael Motamayor. Director Abner Pastoll made a great first impression with his debut feature Road Games , the bilingual, twisted tale set in France and starring Barbara Crampton.

The result is a kitchen sink drama, a pulpy crime movie, and a bloody revenge tale all held together by one hell of a performance. Motherhood is often glamorized in Hollywood, with portrayals of superpowered and pristine women who manage to balance work and family without breaking a sweat. Single mom Sarah Sarah Bolger is struggling to make ends meet while also trying to raise her two kids — Lucy Macie McCauley and Ben Rudy Doherty — in a rough neighborhood infested with drugs.

Pastoll and Blaney accentuate the hell that Sarah goes through in her daily life, crafting a grim world that encapsulates the hardships women face all the time. Sarah is constantly being treated as little more than a silly girl who is in way over her head. No matter what she does or where she is, Sarah is always being watched and judged. To sweeten the deal, he offers her a cut of the sales, in exchange for some hospitality. Simpson and Bolger perfectly play the insane situation their characters find themselves in, as Pastoll leans in on the absurdity of the situation.

Of course, this arrangement goes from bad to worse when Leo starts looking for the person who robbed him. This forces Sarah to do the unimaginable to protect her family. Though the casting is on-point overall, it is Sarah who is the focus of the film, and Bolger does absolute wonders with the character. In the beginning of the film, Sarah is beaten, walking around like a ghost of her former self and just trying to stay afloat her many problems, but by the third act, she is confident, self-assured and knows exactly what needs to be done.

It involves a gag that is equally gruesome as it is hilarious, and it comes as an immensely satisfying and cathartic moment. This ominous vibe is aided by the edgy and striking score by Makeup and Vanity Set. A Good Woman Is Hard To Find is a lean, mean, painfully real crime thriller that will make you cheer for Sarah and her ability to overcome the worst of humanity and come out the other end kicking all sorts of ass.

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A Good Woman

Rather than play into the exploitation tropes and traps the genre all too often falls into, Fargeat takes her leading lady, Matilda Lutz, on a grindhouse killing spree through the desert of an unnamed country—all while channeling not the male, but the female gaze. Stream on amazon. Queen Latifah, Vivica A.

Direction: Mike Barker. Genre: Comedy.

Heavily reworked version of Oscar Wilde's comedy of manners, "Lady Windermere's Fan," that's neither fish nor fowl. Older, upscale auds could respond to tastily-lensed pic's retro charms, but a wider audience awaits on cable. By Derek Elley. Scripter Howard Himelstein tacitly acknowledges the last weakness by stitching in bons mots from other sources; however, in the mouths of some of the cast, especially Hunt, they sound more like implants than organic elements. Prologue, with the elegant but penniless Mrs.

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Full of zesty barbarous language and wordplay, it reminds me of why Wilde is so revered. This adaptation ended up by turning me into a fan. The film's setting has been altered to a lazy Italian village in the early Thirties, complete with all the matching cliches, languid mid-European mood music, stereotypical sunset-kissed architecture and a quickly glanced, suitably sombre funeral as an opener. A woman enters their lives, a notorious supposed man-eater, Mrs Stella Erlynne a luminous Helen Hunt , who makes no bones about how she earns her living, accepting "favours" from well off men. And there are none more well off than Tuppy Tom Wilkinson , a lordly man, married twice already - who's "sentiments lead to settlements" - who has fallen head over heels for Stella. The other gossip mongering lords and ladies of the village soon set to work on Mrs. Erlynne, setting the young married couple's ears aflame with cutting insults and superbly fluid language. The Good Woman of the title, Mrs.

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By Harry Kloman. Or: "A man should never buy a woman jewelry. It makes her wonder what he bought his mistress. This all sounds like Wilde, though these lines appear nowhere in Lady Windermere's Fan. If Wilde didn't write them elsewhere, then he will.

Sort of.

A Good Woman is a romantic comedy-drama [2] film directed by Mike Barker. It is the fourth screen version of the work, following a silent film using Wilde's original title, Ernst Lubitsch 's version and Otto Preminger 's adaptation entitled The Fan. Set in , the film opens in New York City , where femme fatale Mrs.

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Posted on Monday, September 2nd, by Rafael Motamayor. Director Abner Pastoll made a great first impression with his debut feature Road Games , the bilingual, twisted tale set in France and starring Barbara Crampton. The result is a kitchen sink drama, a pulpy crime movie, and a bloody revenge tale all held together by one hell of a performance. Motherhood is often glamorized in Hollywood, with portrayals of superpowered and pristine women who manage to balance work and family without breaking a sweat. Single mom Sarah Sarah Bolger is struggling to make ends meet while also trying to raise her two kids — Lucy Macie McCauley and Ben Rudy Doherty — in a rough neighborhood infested with drugs. Pastoll and Blaney accentuate the hell that Sarah goes through in her daily life, crafting a grim world that encapsulates the hardships women face all the time.

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Scarlett Johansson dürfte hier sogar mitunter ihr enttäuschenste Leistung als Schauspielerin abgeben. Helen Hunt wirkt in dieser Wilde-Adaption sogar gänzlich  Rating: - ‎ votes.

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Fleeing s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Oscar Wilde Howard Himelstein.

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