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Posts tagged ‘Fantasy Films’

6
Jan

Photo Play – K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008)

by HELEN GEIB

art directional pleasures of alt-history fantasy

K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008)

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28
Apr

Photo Play – Onmyoji 2 (2003)

by HELEN GEIB

symmetry

Onmyoji 2 (2003)

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14
Apr

Photo Play – Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

by HELEN GEIB

flights of fancy

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

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24
Mar

Photo Play – Dororo (2007)

by HELEN GEIB

enter a mysterious stranger

Dororo (2007)

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9
Dec

Photo Play – Ladyhawke (1985)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: snow

Ladyhawke (1985)

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1
Jul

Capsule Movie Review – Brave (2012)

by HELEN GEIB

Brave advocates for female succession and women in the military and against arranged marriage. With the global reach of Pixar’s films, it will undoubtedly be seen in many areas of the world where those battles are ongoing. In its home country, its strongest feminist statement is more subtle, made as much by the pairing of audience and story as by the story in itself: a mass-market animated family film that is a girl’s coming-of-age story, where the central storyline is the growing pains in her relationship with her mother and the only romance is her parents’ marriage. Read more »

2
Jun

Capsule Movie Review – Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

by HELEN GEIB

Snow White and the Huntsman is a movie in search of a story. It flirts with a half dozen possibilities: traditional fairy tale re-imagined; earth healing, Princess Mononoke style; Joan of Arc re-imagined; cage match pitting the feminist icon of today’s teenage girl against her mom’s; succubus serial killer; medieval Roman Holiday. This is storytelling by committee out of focus group. Read more »

23
May

Trailers for Movies I Like: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

by HELEN GEIB

A monthly series. Title self-explanatory.

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7
Apr

Capsule Movie Review – Mirror Mirror (2012)

by HELEN GEIB

Director Tarsem’s Mirror Mirror is a family friendly re-telling of the Snow White fairytale, revamped for contemporary tastes and with the emphasis on comedy. Snow White (Lily Collins)- her friends call her Snow- is still sweet and lovely, but doesn’t go to sleep. In fact, her concern for her impoverished subjects motivates her to join the dwarves’ band of highwaymen. Yes I said highwaymen: formerly respectable townsfolk, they were banished by edict of the evil queen and took up residence in a mammoth tree stump in the perpetually snow-covered beech forest outside the castle. Read more »

1
Apr

Capsule Movie Review – Wrath of the Titans (2012)

by HELEN GEIB

Wrath of the Titans reunites Perseus (Sam Worthington), Zeus (Liam Neeson), and Hades (Ralph Fiennes) for an abbreviated quest that plays second fiddle to a medley of fights with fearsome, hideous mythological creatures. Read more »