Think of this as a preview of some of the films and TV shows I’ve got on my plate to review in the coming months. Or just think of it as a list of films I’ve been intending to watch for years and somehow still haven’t managed to get around watching. Either way, I’ve got to bite the bullet eventually, and 2023 is the year I do it!
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022)
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Considering how long this film has been out, it’s obviously something I’ve been meaning to get around to for ages and just haven’t done it yet. It’s got an all-star cast, so why don’t I just suck it up and get it over with? Costumes by Dinah Collin of the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice fame.
I am keeping my expectations pretty low for this film, mainly because I really want it to be the insane spectacle that it looks like it’s going to be, but I also don’t want to be disappointed. But how can you not love Jean Smart vamping it up and Brad Pitt as silent film actor Jack Conrad? Costumes by Mary Zophres, who costumed Hail, Caesar! (2016), which has a very similar feel to Babylon.
Ok, full confession: I actually am currently watching this one and I will be doing at least three separate posts on it in order to focus on each of the main female characters’ costumes (Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford, Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis, and Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper). It’s a great show, I can say that much! Costume design by Lou Eyrich, who has a ton of costume credits on modern shows, but whose only other historical show to date is Ratched (2020).
The White Queen (2013)
We’ve done one short review and then snarked the costumes in many a Snark Week meme, but we haven’t really delved into the show. That ends this year. This year, I am going to go all the way on this show. ALL. THE. WAY. Even if it kills me. Costumes designed by Nic Ede, who designed the recent adaptation of Flowers in the Attic (2022).