Monday, February 12, 2018

The Breakdown of Romance - 'Roman Holiday', 'The Shape of Water,' Barefoot in the Park', 'Say Anything', 'On Body and Soul' Plus 'Winchester' and 'The 15:17 to Paris'


We have a jam-packed episode this week with a show that we are calling The Breakdown of Romance. In honour of Valentine's Day, we will be reviewing five romance pictures this week. We look at a classic and the film that introduced Audrey Hepburn to American audiences in Roman Holiday. It is long overdue but we will be finally reviewing the best picture nominee, The Shape of Water. We will also look at the adaptation of a Neil Simon play in Barefoot in the Park. From there we look at Cameron Crowe's directorial debut in the teen romance Say Anything. Finally, we review the Hungarian picture, On Body and Soul. It doesn't end there, as the January movies came a month late as we review new releases Winchester and The 15:17 to Paris. We also pay a quick tribute to composer, Johann Johannsson. As always if you love the show then please spread the word to other movie fans.

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The Movie Breakdown Outline:

01:06 Remembering Johann Johannson
06:56 Roman Holiday review
19:55 The Shape of Water review
31:16 Barefoot in the Park review
44:20 Say Anything review
57:45 On Body and Soul review
1:08:13 Winchester review
1:17:12 The 15:17 to Paris review
1:36:46 Why do critics who despise a franchise stick with it to the end?
1:39:18 Review Rundown

Rating Rundown:

Roman Holiday ***½ (CS) & **** (SM)
The Shape of Water ***½ (CS)
Barefoot in the Park *** (CS & SM)
Say Anything ***½ (CS) & (SM)
On Body and Soul *** (CS & SM)
Winchester *½ (CS)
The 15:17 to Paris * (CS)

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