- It has to be The Devil wears Prada! It takes place at the editorial office of a fashion magazine, Runway and its boss is played by Meryl Streep, whose hairstyle inspired a lot of women when the movie appeared. Anne Hathaway has to adapt to a whole new lifestyle and decide what are the most important things in life. Paris Fashion Week, photoshoots, amazing dresses… a classic!
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s dresses take an honourable place at the history of fashion. The little black dress, the beige trench coat, the pink coctail dress and a man’s shirt worn as a nightgown became classics.
- Coco before Chanel commemorates how Gabrielle Chanel became the world’s most famous designer. Beginning with a wild woman, who refused to wear a corset and decided to wear pants for riding a horse. She revolutionised the fashion industry.
- Sex and the City 1 and 2 are not exactly fashion movies in a serious manner, though we can not avoid them with the amount of Manolo Blahnik’s and designer dresses appearing in both of the movies.
- Funny face is about a girl who works in a bookshop and suddenly becomes a model even though her face doesn’t seem to fit in the current beau ideal. The main characters are played by Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.
- Yves Saint Laurent, who first became the assistant of Christian Dior kicks the doors of fashion with his haute couture collection. His best friend and his muse also appears in the film who followed his career from the very beginning.
- Coco Chanel from 2008 is a biography based on the designer’s life. The elderly Chanel, who narrates the whole movie is played by Shirley MacLaine.
While it’s currently snowing outside, I’m thinking about crawling on my sofa with tea in one hand and gingerbread in the other and how nice it would be to watch a typical Christmas movie. They say you can measure a man’s true love of how many times he was willing to watch Frozen with you. Now we are at 4, can we make it to 5 this year?
- Love Actually: the ultimate Christmas movie I watch with my family every year. It’s a romantic comedy that features Hollywood icons like Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley and Colin Firth.
- Frozen: some may say this story was written among a cheesy song, well I don’t care, because it’s beautiful! Fun characters like Olaf, amazing CGI and Elsa is one of my favourite Disney princesses of all time.
- Little Women: inspired by the book of Louisa May Alcott, this movie presents the life of a family with 4 sisters. Though not every section of the movie takes place in winter, it’s a lovely family film.
- A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens’ novel inspired a lot of adaptations, but my favourite one is the animated from 2009. Jim Carrey starring as Scrooge.
- Just Friends: Ryan Reynolds comes home for Christmas… need I say more?
- The Polar Express: an animated movie in which Tom Hanks plays 5 characters at the same time!
- A Bad Moms Christmas: the second movie of the very popular Bad moms. It’s full of funny and crazy moments. A great choice to watch with friends.
- Home alone: TV channels are screening it every single year, it became part of Christmas.
- The Nightmare before Christmas: classic Tim Burton writing and spectacle.
- Die Hard: because I thought about gentlemen too! The first Die Hard movie from 1988 actually takes place at a Christmas party so if you are full of comedies, here is some action for you!
- Serendipity: John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale searching for each other after the night they first met and fell in love.
- Batman Returns: because why not? Directed by Tim Burton, Batman has to save Gotham during Christmas. Legendary casting: Michael Keaton as Batman, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman and Danny DeVito as the Penguin.
‘The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.’ /Terry Pratchett/
Movies have come a long way. The first one was shot in the 1890s and it took only 1 minute. Until 1927 they were produced without sound. Since that their progress is almost unbelievable, and they revolutionised show business.
Here are my favourite movies of all time:
Memoirs of a geisha /My favourite movie of all! Simply beautiful./
Amélie /The best French movie ever, starring the sweet Audrey Tautou./
The curious case of Benjamin Button /The most interesting and beautiful love story ever, played by two of the best actors of our time, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett./
The English patient /Ralph Fiennes as a Hungarian Count steals our hearts./
Coco before Chanel /How Gabrielle became a legend./
Sabrina, Roman holiday, My fair lady, Funny face and Breakfast at Tiffany’s /My favourite Audrey Hepburn movies./
Midnight in Paris /Would you like to meet Scott Fitzgerald or Ernest Hemingway? In Paris everything can happen./
Sunshine /The story of 3 generations who were caught in the wind of history. True story of a Hungarian director’s family, Ralph Fiennes as the lead actor. Simply genius!/
The last samurai /’The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.’ -Katsumoto/
Inception /Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece with Leonardo DiCaprio./
The Harry Potter movies /They are not so good as the books, but they really try, and almost succeed -that was a major compliment./
Star Wars /Iconic. Must see for eveybody in the galaxy./
Superhero movies /X-men, Avengers, Batman: after watching these movies, I always want to become a superhero too./