Closing out 2017

Dear Readers, You may have noticed a sudden dip in the number of posts this month. Usually I post a film review every Friday but a major shift in real-life priorities has made it difficult for me to maintain my regular posting schedule. I started Rose-Coloured Ray-Bans a couple years ago in a time of serious depression and aimlessness. I needed to force myself to create again regularly, shortly after finishing my undergrad studies, in order to bring a modicum of stability back into my life. This blog was my creative outlet and a tangible project for me to build my voice and instil the habit of writing while still being related to my favourite subject in the world—movies. However, in the last

Film Review: A Christmas Prince (2017)

The saccharine, holiday-ready, Netflix Original movie A Christmas Prince is a throwback to trope-filled rom-coms that I had thought people stopped making in the ‘90s and early ‘00s. Aspiring New York journalist Amber (Rose McIver) is sent to the fictional kingdom of Aldovia to cover the possible coronation/abdication of playboy prince Richard (Ben Lamb). Mistaken for the young princess’s tutor, Amber goes undercover for a career-making story about the royal family but falls in love instead. Cue all the predictable plot points and character beats one would expect in an inconsequential TV movie (and yet they skip over the make-over montage! Budget issues?) An astounding quantity of uninspired

Film Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Freeing Thor from his staid first and second instalments, Kiwi director Taika Waititi finds fresh humour and heart in the valiant god of thunder (from Down Under) in Thor: Ragnarok. Chris Hemsworth returns as the mythical Norse prince who, in his quest to protect the nine realms under Asgardian rule, must prevent the prophesized destruction of his home world. When his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) passes away, Thor and his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) are diverted to Sakaar while the powerful goddess of death Hela (Cate Blanchett) takes over Asgard. In Sakaar, Thor encounters the hedonistic Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) and rogue Valkerie (Tessa Thompson) and reunites with fellow Avenger the

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Hi! I'm Rose. I'm a major cinephile. I love to watch films, talk about them, analyze them in-depth, and find out what others think too! Read my film blog and see the world through rose-tinted glasses!

 

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