She’s considered one of the sexiest models in the world and is the hot favourite to walk the Victoria’s Secret catwalk as their newest Angel in 2014. Carmen Carrera also used to be a man, but she’s now taking the fashion industry by storm as the first transmodel to truly crack the mainstream.
FIVE STAR FILMS
Here are my five top reasons why His Girl Friday is a Five Star Film.
The Brit and self-confessed “old hippie” took some time out to share his choice of a Five Star Film – from Down Under no less – and one that he has become completely “obsessed” by.
When I asked Warren Brown if he could tell Graffiti With Punctuation his FIVE STAR FILM and five reasons why, he did something unexpected; “That’s too hard, I might just down right refuse.”
In town to promote his latest offering – Bad Grandpa – Johnny Knoxville lived up to his reputation and bent the rules when it came to picking a Five Star Film.
Down Under for Melbourne Cup Day celebrations, star of Downton Abbey Alan Leech shed some light on the the film that has influenced him the most as a performer and why it’s his five star film.
Shot in black and white Frances Ha follows the titular character (Gerwig); a twenty something struggling to find her place and future in New York City. Yes it is a little bit Girls, a little bit Woody, but undoubtedly its own masterpiece and a wonderful take on the romance genre.
Playtime is the fourth feature film from French director Jacques Tati, and in a string of masterpieces is arguably the best film he ever made. I didn’t think cinema could get much better than his Mon Oncle, but this highly ambitious film – shot in 70mm it utilizes an enormously complex mise en scene as a cinematic play pen and took about four years to shoot and put together – feels like one of the all-time greats.
When electronic music titan Moby was in Australia promoting his latest album Innocents, we held a figuative gun to his head to make that devastatingly tough decision; what was his FIVE STAR FILM?
Double Indemnity is a magnificent film noir thriller, directed by Billy Wilder. Wilder’s body of work, over a career lasting nearly fifty years, included films with an incredibly eclectic mix of styles and themes, such as classics Some Like it Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Sunset Boulevard and Sabrina.
Watching this film last month was for me, the first real time. I had watched the film before – years earlier, when I had different taste and appreciated film for all different reasons – but I only remember specific scenes. How could I have forgotten the masked ball sequences? I know I will never forget them now.
No matter how many times I see this magnificent film, I always find something new in it. In some ways the plot can be described quite simply and straightforwardly, but the film’s ultimate beauty lies in its nuance and tiny details. There is just so much terrific stuff in this 106-minute cinematic gift! Here’s five of the reasons The Graduate is a Five Star Film…
Gerard Lee sat down with Graffiti With Punctuation to talk about a refreshingly recent Five Star Film and his five reasons for choosing it.
The Wages of Fear, extraordinarily, won both the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Graffiti With Punctuation asks actor Daniel Kash his FIVE STAR FILM, and his short and sweet reasons why.
t’s (arguably) the definitive movie about witches. Sure, Hocus Pocus was fun and sure, The Witches was creepy (nobody mention Practical Magic) BUT The Craft had every teenage girl in the nineties wanting to play light as a feather, stiff as a board at their next sleepover. It was cool, it was creepy and it was cult. It ceaselessly became a 90s classic. In the name of Manon, we look at why.
(Editorial note): Months ago Nick and I were in an email exchange about whether or not we wanted a FIVE STAR FILM entry for The Master. At the time I resisted, I thought that it need…
Mann’s specific cultural and historic origins are illustrated in the formal qualities and thematic philosophy of the ‘70s and this is represented directly through his characters (Bergman particularly in this film). During the 1968-1980 period American films began to speak about different hallmarks of the deconstruction of the American image, and especially the crisis of masculinity.
It’s a rare bird of a film that can elevate itself so distinctly between a first and second viewing to make a reviewer back-flip on their original estimations. The Descendants is such a film.
“one of the greatest sci-fi action films ever made: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”