The Circus (1928) | Classic Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Merna Kennedy and Charlie Chaplin]

Strangely enough, I actually grew up with Charlie Chaplin in my life to some degree but I never really paid that much attention to his work. In my review for Seventh Heaven, I mentioned wanting to watch as many Academy Award nominated movies as possible which is how I found myself watching The Circus.

For anyone unaware, it is a silent film that follows a tramp (Charlie Chaplin) who finds work at the circus where he meets and falls in love with the circus owner’s daughter (Merna Kennedy). The Circus was nominated for best picture, best director, best actor, and best writing at the first Academy Awards however, those nominations are actually no longer officially listed. That being said, Charlie Chaplin did receive an honorary/special award for writing, acting, directing, and producing which does make sense because it’s not hard to imagine that The Circus might have won in any of its categories.

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Set It Up (2018) | Movie Review

[Header Image: Netflix]

This post contains spoilers.

You know those movies that you hear everyone talking about non-stop and you know you’ll love it but it takes you forever to get to it? For me, Set It Up is one of those. I’m not too late to the game with this one and luckily enough I avoided any type of spoiler which was great, but at the time of writing this review, the movie has been out for about a month (perhaps a little less).

From the moment I heard what Set It Up was about I knew I would watch it at some point, that it was my type of movie. I feel like people who are into romantic comedies are going to love this movie, but it can also be enjoyed by those who don’t really care and/or aren’t very sure when it comes to romantic comedies.

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