Gabilan Hawk

Gabi loves moving pictures and hot chocolate, preferably together. Her bad habits include binge watching TV shows until her legs fall asleep, spoiling the ending of movies for her German Shepherd, and speaking in movie quotes that no one recognizes. If a film disappoints her, she will simply break the fourth wall and give The Jim Look to her imaginary camera.

MOVIE REVIEW: Elizabeth – The Golden Age

In Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Cate Blanchett reprises her role as the Virgin Queen, but as the fully realized myth she has created by the conclusion of the previous film. Shekhar Kapur also returns to direct, along with writer Michael Hirst, and cinematographer Remi Aderfarasin, but you wouldn’t recognize that the …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Elizabeth

Still riffing on the historical fiction film podcast by Megan and Kristin, Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth (1998) was specifically mentioned in the podcast as one of their favorites. And once again, based on anecdotal evidence from conversations with others, Elizabeth seems to be well-appreciated as a film, especially as a performance by Cate Blanchett. In …

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MOVIE REVIEW: The 13th Warrior Review

Megan and Kristin’s recent podcast about historical fiction films reminded me of a flick that is often admired by those who have seen it, if they have at all. On a not so scientific Facebook poll, about half of respondents (my friends) said that they had seen it. Nearly everyone …

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