Why I Love… #91: Damsels In Distress

Year: 2011 Director: Whit Stillman Stars: Greta Gerwig, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke With the arrival of Greta Gerwig's celebrated directorial debut Lady Bird on UK shores (after what feels like an eternity of waiting), it felt like the perfect time to reflect on one of her sparkling earlier roles in front of the camera. The most … Continue reading Why I Love… #91: Damsels In Distress

Review: Love & Friendship

Whit Stillman's Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship takes a dangerous gamble early doors by setting it's opening action to Beethoven's 5th, openly calling to mind its iconic usage in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange; one of the most memorable beginnings in film history. While Stillman's film uses a more classical interpretation of the piece (and his period … Continue reading Review: Love & Friendship