Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Beauty inspires obsession Peter  Webber directs this film set in mid 17th century Holland. Scarlett Johansson is young Griet who gets sent to work in the house of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (played by the dashing Colin Firth) This film is simply marvellous and when I first watched it I was surprised that I… Continue reading Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Martin Scorsese  directs this film about the rise and fall of  real life New York stock broker Jordon Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) Starting out with penny stocks and righteousness to IPOS and a life of corruption in the late 1980s. The Wolf of Wall Street is all about money, power, women and drugs. From… Continue reading The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)