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Lolita

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Featured, Lolita | 2 comments

Lolita

Lolita, one of the most controversial of books and movies, has been banned and denounced countless times. It is a work of fiction by the famous or possibly infamous, depending on how you view it, Vladimir Nabokov. It deals with the life and love of 40 year old Humbert Humbert (Jeremy Irons) and his paedophilic obsession with the nubile 14 year old girl, Lolita (Dominique Swain).   The opening scene depicts Humbert driving recklessly, disconnected from reality, absorbed in his grief. There is a gun on the backseat. The movie is told as a flashback. So let’s rewind and see what happened...

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We Need to Talk About Kevin

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Featured, We Need to Talk About Kevin | 0 comments

We Need to Talk About Kevin

The fictional movie, We Need to Talk About Kevin, is based on the powerful and poignant book by Lionel Shriver.  It raises questions to do with nature vs. nurture, attachment, motherhood, childhood, dysfunctional families, postnatal depression, effects of television and much else.   The movie starts off with a tomato fight scene set in Spain. Eva (Tilda Swinton) and Franklin, her husband, (John C. Reilly) are in their element. Eva, spattered in red juice, is depicted as fun, vibrant and carefree. She is their because of her career as a travel writer and Franklin because of...

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