Saturday, January 12, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 1.12.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
Stacking the Shelves (details)
Sunday Post (details)
Mailbox Monday (details)



1. Goodbye to the old and Hello to the new

2. Organizing the new apartment

3. Encountering rainbows



The Italian Teacher
by Tom Rachman
-Historical, Art, Italy | Goodreads

AND watched: on Netflix

To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Director: Susan Johnson
Screenplay: Sofia Alvarez
Based on book by: Jenny Han
Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
-Drama, Romance, YA | imdb | my rating: 5

A teenage girl's secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

JUST as entertaining as the book version. The close-up footage style was done well.

AND watched: in theatre

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan
Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy
-Biography, Drama, Music | imdb | my rating: 5

The story of the legendary rock music band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

GREAT performance by Rami in telling us part of Freddie's story.

Stan & Ollie (2018)
Director: Jon S. Baird
Writer: Jeff Pope
Stars: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan
-Biography, Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

WONDERFUL friendship story as well as historical bit on the Laurel and Hardy team.

AND watched: on DVD

Bitter Melon (2018)
Director/Writer: H.P. Mendoza
Stars: Jon Norman Schneider, Patrick Epino, Brian Rivera
-Comedy, Crime, Drama, Filipino American | imdb | my rating: 5

Bitter Melon is a "home for the holidays" dark comedy where a Filipino-American family plots to kill an abusive member.

DARK yet humorous piece on family dealings.


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