More views of - or before - Cambridge Film Festival 2019 (17 to 24 October)
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Maybe as Italian as Watney's¹, but Norman Jewison's Moonstruck² (1987) was a very agreeable - and, ultimately, moral - way to spend 103 minutes.— THE AGENT APSLEY #ScrapUniversalCredit #JC4PM2019 (@THEAGENTAPSLEY) September 17, 2020
Cosmo : What's the matter, Pop ?
Dad³ : I'm... confused !
¹ So a student-guide once wrote of a restaurant.#OneLovelyThingToDay pic.twitter.com/c418HqKDVB
Neatly shot under David Watkin's direction, in NYC and Toronto, crisply edited by Lou Lombardo, and so tightly written by John Patrick Shanley that one would swear that it had been honed on a stage, Moonstruck has the grace of a tight ensemble work, dusted by Dick Hyman's score ! pic.twitter.com/iTGUKdmMZn— THE AGENT APSLEY #ScrapUniversalCredit #JC4PM2019 (@THEAGENTAPSLEY) September 17, 2020
Sadly, does Shanley seem to have done anything nearly as impressive since ?— THE AGENT APSLEY #ScrapUniversalCredit #JC4PM2019 (@THEAGENTAPSLEY) September 17, 2020
² Certainly not seen (in full) before to-night - which cannot be blamed on the moonlight (or the boogie).
³ For a film that centres on La bohème, a cute bit of casting here ? : https://t.co/prCndvmgmr pic.twitter.com/T3MJW0PcyI
What an astounding @E_N_O ‘s drive-in La Boheme proved to be. Technically towering achievement, making all that complexity work so magnificently in a car park, but artistically, from every point of view, a triumph. Funny, clever, moving. Manna from heaven for the opera-famished— Donald Macleod (@DonaldMacleod01) September 19, 2020
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Unless stated otherwise, all films reviewed were screened at Festival Central (Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge)