Wuthering Heights (2011)

Wuthering Heights
Director: Andrea Arnold
Writer: Andrea Arnold, Olivia Hetreed
Based on: Emily BrontĂ«’s novel
Cast: James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer, Kaya Scodelario, Paul Hilton, Simone Jackson, Steve Evets, Lee Shaw, James Northcote, Nichola Burley
Seen on: 27.3.2021

When Mr Earnshaw (Paul Hilton) brings home an orphaned Black boy who he calls Heathcliff (Solomon Glave), his daughter Catherine (Shannon Beer) is at first taken aback. But then the two become inseperable. But in their harsh surroundings, their relationship also becomes one of harshness. When they grow up (James Howson, Kaya Scodelario), it turns to bitterness, especially when the rich neighbor Edgar (James Northcote) starts courting Catherine.

Wuthering Heights does not have an easy start with me. I absolutely hated the novel. But I was hoping that Arnold would still manage to turn the story into something I’d care for. Unfortunately, my hopes were disappointed in that regard.

The film poster showing Heathcliff (James Howson) in a close-up and Catherine (Kaya Scodelario) walking away in two separate images.
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StreetDance 3D (2010)

StreetDance 3D is the newest addition to the dance movie genre and the first to be in 3D. It was directed by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini and stars Nichola Burley, Richard Winsor, Charlotte Rampling and George Sampson [yes, that George Sampson].

Oh, the usual, the usual: underdog but really good dance group gets ready for tournament, obstacles get in their way, a yoda-like figure (Charlotte Rampling) forces them through ridiculous training which makes them better dancers (in this case, by combining ballet and street dance) and they go out to blow the minds of people and win the world.

Okay, the movie is not an achievement in film making. But it’s definitely one of the better dance movies. It’s got good and plenty choreographies, a good soundtrack and it pushes all the right buttons. If you like dance movies, you’re going to love it.

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