MCR

Synopsis:

My Cousin Rachel is a 2017 romantic drama film written and directed by Roger Mitchell, based upon the 1951 novel My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier. It stars Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Granger and Pierfrancesco Favino. It was shot in England and Italy in spring 2016, and is about a young man in Cornwall who meets the wife of his older cousin, suspecting her of having been responsible for his death.

Philip is a young Englishman who finds his cousin Ambrose dead after traveling to Florence, Italy. He vows revenge against Ambrose's missing wife Rachel, blaming her for his untimely demise. When Philip meets Rachel for the first time, his mood suddenly changes as he finds himself falling for her seductive charm and beauty. As his obsession for her grows, Rachel now hatches a scheme to win back her late husband's estate from the unsuspecting Philip.

Ratings:

IMDB Rating: 6.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76%

Awards and Nominations:

1 Win & 4 Nominations

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  Jayne Cormie — Did she or didn't she? In the spirit of not giving away any plot spoilers, I won't elaborate on any of the details of the story. Suffice to say that the film represents the genius storytelling of Du Maurier because you will be thinking/talking about it for days after and there are very few stories t......

singstreet

Synopsis:

From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band's music videos. There's only one problem: he's not part of a band...yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he's promised - calling himself "Cosmo" and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney's life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

Ratings:

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%

Awards and Nominations:

Nominated for a Golden Globe

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  Jayne Cormie — As a teenager in the early 80’s, so much about this film resonated with me.....the kohl-rimmed eyes, blue eye shadow, big hair, mohair jumpers, bangles all the way up my arm, a huge crush on John Taylor (Duran Duran) and David Sylvian (Japan). I even made my boyfriend dye his hair blonde and wear ......