I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you a very Happy Christmas. I will be taking a break over the holiday season. Sadly we are not able to go to France and explore the Christmas markets there so I will be spending my time watching movies and continuing to pack boxes for our house move in the New Year. Below are some of the movies I have been watching recently. Quite a few are golden oldies. If I like a movie I have no problem watching it again. I find that there is always something that I missed the first time around. If the cinematography and the acting are good it will keep me engaged.
Made in 2014. I must have missed it the first time around. I watched it recently and found it well-acted and fun. Good to see older actors and actresses having adventures! Some great cinematic scenes of Paris.
A weekend in Paris watch on Amazon Prime
This acclaimed BBC adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s (Brideshead Revisited) novel follows Paul Pennyfeather (Jack Whitehall), an unassuming Oxford theology student whose expulsion finds him working under headmaster Fagan (David Suchet, Poirot) at a third-rate private school in Wales. “A hoot and a riot.”
Classic and very upper-class British
Available to watch on Amazon Prime
One young mother’s incredible story of survival and resilience as she navigates the world of poverty, abuse and redefines her worth against all odds. Inspired by the New York Times Best-selling memoir by Stephanie Land, and from the Producers of Shameless and Promising Young Woman.
I was not sure when I first started to watch this series but somehow I got hooked. The characters are very well portrayed. The main character shows great strength and perseverance against what appears to be insurmountable odds.
The Maid Netflix
The Piano is a 1993 romantic period drama starring Holly Hunter, Harvet Keitel, Sam Neill and Anna Paquin. The film focuses on a mute Scottish woman who travels to a remote part of New Zealand with her young daughter after her arranged marriage to a frontiersman.
I watched this movie many years ago. The cinematography is amazing.
The Piano watch on Netflix
Famed author, Sophie Brown (Brooke Shields), travels to Scotland hoping to buy a small castle of her own, but the prickly owner, Myles, the Duke of Dunbar (Cary Elwes), is reluctant to sell to a foreigner. Working to find a compromise, the pair constantly butt heads, but they just may find something more than they were expecting.
I found this move light-hearted with a feel-good factor. A good Christmas choice.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and Festive season. I do hope you that you have the chance to be with friends and family.
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