Becky Kurk a.k.a Prairiegirl
- Frequent Everyone’s a Critic contributors:
A Serious Man‘s, Crazy Heart, It’s Complicated, Heart & Souls
- Discovering Rufus Sewell: A Birthday Tribute
- Gerard Butler’s Birthday Tribute
- Favorite Movie Set in Boston (The Thomas Crown Affair – 1968).
- Rufus Sewell is the Compelling & Dapper Detective Aurelio Zen
- Classic Flix Review: Tarzan, The Ape Man
- Happy Birthday James Purefoy!
- Solomon Kane Review
- HERCULES (2014) Review & Spotlight on Rufus Sewell as Autolycus.
1. What do you love most about movies?
All of the different, wonderful worlds and places they take us to. Not as in sci-fi/other planets/CGI kinds of ways, but with all of the imagination, myriad characters and stories that can be laid out before you to enjoy that you may never have imagined, both fact and fiction. A delightful perk: I love finding those few-and-far-between actors I can delight in on and off the screen (RS and GB😉.
Disney movies when I was very young: Snow White, Bambi, Pinnochio. And just recently: Imitation of Life (1934 and 1959). The far-reaching repercussions of a girl striving to pass as white are starkly revealed in these films. Slowly you begin to realize she has to totally renounce and deny the black side of her family to achieve her goal. As this fact starts to become vividly clear, you see a depressing, dark side of racial relations you never, ever imagined before.
3. What’s your ultimate guilty pleasure flicks?
A Knight’s Tale*, for the catchy rock music that glides effortlessly and amusingly in and out of the medieval scenes. At times the characters fully participate with hearty laughter, clapping, dancing – totally out of context – making for quite some amusement. Of course Rufus Sewell is at his baddest (best!) ever. And then thrown on top of all this is a delicious dose of James Purefoy, just to make it even more delightful!