Thursday Movie Picks: Period Dramas

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today’s topic is recurring one: Period Dramas! Since I’m currently reading Pride and Prejudice, I decided to go with a little theme within the theme, and only do Jane Austen adaptations.

#1 Pride and Prejudice

Even though I have never seen this film, I know all about it as it appears to be a favorite of every single person who ever had a tumblr account. As soon as I am done with the book, this is on top of my to-watch list!

#2 Emma

I meant to go and see this at the cinema but then COVID happened and everything shut down. I still haven’t seen the film and I’m very sad about that. 😭

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TMP: Oscars Winners Edition: Best Director

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This is another post in the Oscar Winners Edition of TMP. Today we tackle my favorite Best Director win!

#1 Bong Joon-ho for Parasite

This movie is brilliant. I know I’ve talked about it before. At length. Seeing Bong Joon Ho win made me really happy, he really deserved it!

#2 Peter Jackson for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

There are not many movies that are completely timeless and just never get old. The LOTR series is one of them. It is just as stunning as it was back in the day when it first came out. I can’t believe that Peter Jackson only one and Oscar once when he deserved one for every single movie.

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TMP Television Edition: TV Score and/or Theme Song

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
It’s the last Thursday of the month and that means it’s TV time. So, instead of the usual 3 to 5 films, I’ll be picking my favorite TV show theme songs!

#1 Charmed

I am ashamed to say that it wasn’t until quite recently that I learned that How Soon is Now? was originally a Smiths song. I watched Charmed so much through my teenage years and simply loved the theme song!

#2 Dawson’s Creek

I only caught a sporadic episode here and there when there was a school holiday. For some reason this show aired in the morning on Austrian TV, so it didn’t really go with my schedule. However, it features one of my all-time favorite theme songs! I read that now that the show is on Netflix they had to change exactly that because of some rights’ issue. I just won’t be the same with I don’t Want to Wait!

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Thursday Movie Picks: Psychological Thriller

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we’ll talk about some amazing psychological thrillers!

#1 Whatever Happend to Baby Jane

Even though this film is almost 60 years old, it still chills me to the bone and give me the creeps!

#2 Mulholland Drive

The main feature of every David Lynch film is that it somehow fucks with your head. I feel like Mulholland Drive did so the most, so it simply had to be on this list!

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Thursday Movie Picks: Female Cinematographers

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today, we’ll so some appreciation for amazing female cinematographers!

#1 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Ellen Kuras

This is an amazing movie all-around. To a large part that is due to the expert cinematography of Ellen Kuras. Just take a look at the trailer and you’ll see immideately what I mean!

#2 The Neon Demon – Natasha Braier

Here’s the thing: I didn’t like the film too much because some of the acting fell flat and the story didn’t quite work for me. The only thing that redeemed it, however, is the outstanding cinematography. Look at those visuals! It’s simply stunning.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Amateur Sleuths

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Let’s talk about some movies featuring amateur sleuths!

#1 The Ruby in the Smoke

I will forever be sad that the BBC only adapted the first two Sally Lockhart books. Billie Piper was wonderful as the titular heroine who ended up solving a bunch of cases!

#2 Enola Holmes

What better pick for this post than Enola Holmes? Sherlock’s little sister is portrayed outstandingly by Millie Bobby Brown and solves the case of the missing Marquess in this film.

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