Tag Archives: Gwyneth Paltrow

As Ugly As I Seem

The second disc in my boxset of Farrelly Brothers flicks was Shallow Hal (2001), starring Jack Black as the eponymous ass who gets hypnotised by life-coach Tony Robbins into seeing people’s “inner beauty”, rather than their skin-deep physical appearance… which is … Continue reading

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She’s Got It Bard

The jewel of the period boxset I’ve been working through this week was undoubtedly Shakespeare in Love (1998), an apocryphal rom-com starring Joseph Fiennes as the eponymous playwright, and Gwyneth Paltrow as the well-born woman who supposedly inspired him to write … Continue reading

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When One Door Closes…

There were several moments during Sliding Doors (1998) where I was preparing to write it off as a waste of time, only for it to pull me back in again… and overall, I have to say I think the premise … Continue reading

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