October has arrived, and we decided it would be a great idea to do a retrospective on the top scream queen herself – Jamie Lee Curtis. We start the month with her most recent turn in the Rian Johnson film Knives Out. It’s a tightly-paced and well-written whodunnit with really fun performances. And even though Jamie Lee Curtis doesn’t have as much screen time as we would have liked, she commands every moment and makes this a great way to start our month.
A new month brings us a new filmmaker and for September we decided to breakdown the lively career of production designer Eve Stewart, starting with 2002’s Nicholas Nickleby, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, and Christopher Plummer. It’s a film that’s exceptionally designed and looks absolutely gorgeous, but that has almost nothing else going for it. The performances are fine, but the tone of the film oscillates so much between farce and prestige period drama that it’s hard to really connect to anything the actors are doing. And don’t get us started about couches being dragged outside of houses for leisure. Did we mention that the film is gorgeous?