Friday, July 13, 2012

#FF Defending Keira Knightley, reviews and more...

With Anna Karenina on the horizon, Keira Knightley is set for another well-dressed period piece. Do you think she's been typecast over the years? Read Andrew's thoughts on the matter below, along with other great posts from other bloggers this week:

Like myself, Andrew is a fan of Keira Knightley's work and speaks up in defense of her labeling as "the corset queen".

Alex has released the trailer for his upcoming short film Earrings. I worked on short films in college, so I know how difficult and time-consuming it is. Go support him, it looks good!

In light of the new Spider-Man movie, Jason discusses our "Reboot Culture" and reminds us that in comic books, characters are rebooted all the time.

Over at The Film Emporium, Andy highlights a fantastic scene from Shame

Dan recently reviewed Office Space as part of his Movies That Everyone Should See series. If you haven't seen it yet, what are you waiting for?

The lovely ladies from And Seen (Julie and Traci) recently did a video review of Magic Mike in the only appropriate way - in the nude!

On episode 62 of the LAMMY-winning Matineecast, Ryan and Alex(from Film Forager) discuss The Amazing Spider-man, among other things.

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  1. Thanks for the mention!

    As to your question about Keira, there is a certain degree to which she has been typecast; however, I wouldn't necessarily say that this is a bad thing. She excels in period pieces. She earned a well-deserved Oscar nomination for Pride & Prejudice back in 2005, and she should have picked up another one for A Dangerous Method last year (she was far and away the film's MVP - no easy feat opposite Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen!). She's particularly done well when she works with Joe Wright, so I'm excited to see what the two of them do with Anna Karenina, especially since they seem to be taking a Moulin Rouge-like approach to the material.

    And really, when it comes to Keira in period pieces, if it keeps her from making another film like Domino, then we're all winners.

    1. I still need to see 'A Dangerous Method'! I agree, Joe Wright really brings out the best in Keira. I have no problem with her making beautiful period pieces.

  2. I think Keira is definetly the recent - and perhaps - the only English Rose, but she does with those costume dramas and who knows maybe she will shine in Anna Karenina, from the trailer her work looks really good.

    1. Yes, she does evoke the classic grace and beauty of the English Rose archetype. I think her bone structure gives her a slightly more modern edge though, which makes her so appealing to contemporary audiences (well, to me at least). I'm very excited for her reunion with Joe Wright.

  3. Thank you SO MUCH for the link! That is really kind of you. I'd love to see some of your shorts if you have them online anywhere.

  4. Personally, I think Knightley has a great screen presence and she was phenomenal in Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, but I understand why some people don't like her at some point.
    I mean, being always in the same kind of movies is a bit irritating, not because she delivers bad acting (she's a terrific dramatic performer) but because it is just "more of the same" and the excitment of seeing her in "one more period movie" disappears.

    I must confess she's not my favorite actress, but I recognize her beauty and her great dramatic chops