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The Wings of the Dove (#44)

Expecting to watch A Room with a View and ending up with Dangerous Liaisons was a little jarring in terms of my own viewing but this is a rather good little film (thought not as excellent as the two movies I compare it to). I’m a little surprised that Helena Bonham Carter was nominated for an Oscar for this as I found her performance a little overly cold and removed. In comparison, Linus Roache was full of soul and stole every one the scenes he was in. I found him mesmerizing (also gorgeous). I’d have liked a little more intrigue to make me believe the story more but in the end I was quite enthralled to find out how things would end.

"The illusion of effortlessness requires a great effort indeed."

— Woman (Helena Bonham Carter) - Conversations With Other Women.

Conversations With Other Women (#64)
I really really enjoyed this. It’s unique and decidedly indie, but wonderfully so. Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart are both wonderful, though I found myself being drawn to Helena’s frame more than Aaron’s when choosing which split screen to watch. The writing is superb and I loved the way their relationship unfolded. My big issue is that the video quality is quite cheap at moments, especially in the hotel room, and took away from the quality of the film. The split screen is a novelty, so I couldn’t watch many movies in the style, but I thought it fit this story perfectly. Really good artsy-indie movie.

Conversations With Other Women (#64)

I really really enjoyed this. It’s unique and decidedly indie, but wonderfully so. Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart are both wonderful, though I found myself being drawn to Helena’s frame more than Aaron’s when choosing which split screen to watch. The writing is superb and I loved the way their relationship unfolded. My big issue is that the video quality is quite cheap at moments, especially in the hotel room, and took away from the quality of the film. The split screen is a novelty, so I couldn’t watch many movies in the style, but I thought it fit this story perfectly. Really good artsy-indie movie.