Camillia has BA in University Studies with a minor in English. Has enjoyed writing reviews since her sci fi/fantasy class in high school.
"It is based on the real-life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing. The film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II." —Studio Canal
Rated PG-13 for smoking, sexual references, and mature thematic material
Would recommend this movie to people who like thriller and history films based on famous people. The Imitation Game is a more sensualized version of real-life events so it would be important to not take the movie face value as fact. If someone is interested in facts of a historical figure, they would be better off watching the history channel even though it would be less interesting than the Imitation Game. Keira Knightley does a good job at portraying Joan Clarke who is the love interest of the protagonist of the film.
"Thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit." IMDB
Rated R for war images, sexuality, and language
Keira Knightley's does one of her best performances in The Atonement. This movie has a well-developed script and acting that makes it a stand-alone film. Would recommend to those who like romance films and a good mystery. The Atonement has both a passionate love story and an engrossing mystery. It is highly recommended for the plot, characters, and cinematography.
"Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?"-IMDB
Rated PG for Thematic elements
Pride and Prejudice is recommended for those who enjoy romance movies and novels. Instead of a quick romance, this kind of romance is a slow burn. Would not recommend the movie to someone who does not like a slower paced movie. Pride and Prejudice has beautiful cinematography with amazing shots of nature and the characters. It has an incredible sounding score that can be both haunting and sweet. Besides this, the characters in the film have their own character arcs with fully developed personalities. The movie is based on the novel written by Jane Austen who wrote many love stories in her time. Pride and Prejudice is a beautiful film and Knightley does a spectacular job at portraying Elizabeth Bennett.
"Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England."-IMDB
Rated R for language, sexuality, and nudity
Love Actually is one of those weird movies were there are multiple stories and characters in the movie instead of one set of characters. It can be difficult for the audience to follow that the characters are even remotely connected in any way, shape, or form. Movies like Love Actually Include Valentines Day(2013), New Years Eve(2011), and He's Just Not That Into You(2009). The characters in Love Actually deal with love in some way during the Holiday season. I would recommend this movie to someone who enjoys a movie with many characters and subplots. If you rather watch a movie with one plot and set of characters, this movie would have to be a hard pass.
"Gretta's (Keira Knightley) world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City." —The Weinstein Company
Rated R for language
Begin Again is about an artist named Gretta, who meets Dan, an ex-record exec, who persuades Gretta to make a record of her music. This leads to questions about music when Gretta confronts her ex-boyfriend, Dave, who recently changed a song that they had written together. Would recommend this film for those who enjoy musical films with new and current songs.
"As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them." —Fox Searchlight Pictures
Rated R for nudity and sexuality
Never Let Me Go is dystopian romance with a love triangle. Would recommend this movie to those who enjoy both the dystopian and romance genres. It is an amazing love story and Kiera Knightley does an emotional performance as Ruth.