Author: Anica Cortez

Review on All That Jazz

“All that work. All that glitter. All that pain. All that love. All that crazy rhythm. All that jazz.” All That Jazz is a 1979, Bob Fosse musical picture. It has a little bit of drama, comedy and plenty of fantasy. Written by Robert Allan Arthur and Bob Fosse, himself; it stars actors Roy Scheider, playing Joe Gideon, the main character; Jessica Lange and Leland Palmer. It was internationally acclaimed in the 1980’s Oscar ceremony, when it won 4 Oscars for: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing and Best Adaption Score. Besides those, it won also 6 awards and was nominated for 11 other. Through the eyes of Director and Choreographer Bob Fosse, All That Jazz tells the story of his life, as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. The film begins with Joe’s daily routine: waking up to the sound of classical music, taking an aspirin, putting a couple of eye drops and taking a shower with an unlit cigarette in his mouth. This is the way Gideon leads with the daily stresses of being a dancer/ choreographer and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. In the next scene, Gideon is at the dance studio selecting, in a brutally honest way, which dancers are going to “make the cut” in his new show. While doing this,...

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind review

The review I’m going to write about is “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” which is considered a dramatic, romantic independent film (a.k.a. “indie flick”). More important, it is one of my favorite movies, to date! Directed in 2004 by Michel Gondry the movie stars Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet and Tom Wilkinson, just to name a few of the main actors. Popularity wise it’s quite well-known, since it won an Oscar in 2005 for Best Original Screenplay and Kate Winslet was also nominated by the Academy for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Since then, it has won 38 awards and received 50 nominations. This film ranks in the Top 250 Movies of All Time list, classified by the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), in 61st place.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind tells us the unlikely love story of Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet).  Joel Barish is a sad, introverted, emotionally withdrawn character who falls for the impulsive, radiant, dysfunctionally free spirited Clementine. They meet on a Saturday afternoon near the coast of Montauk (USA) while Joel is still in a commited relationship with Naomi. He is fatally attracted by Clementine’s colourful red hair. Despite their completely opposite personalities they become mad about each other.  Life, however, isn’t a box of chocolates or a bouquet of roses. The new lovers have their share of wild...

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