Category: Drama

Why “The Handmaid’s Tale” Is Such A Big Hit

Produced by Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale is a big hit movie series that received multiple awards. Of 13 nominations under Primetime Emmy Awards, its first season won eight awards which include the Outstanding Drama Series Awards. It also bagged a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series-Drama, while Elizabeth Moss, the lead actress, received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

But what made this movie a big hit for the viewers and a winner of multiple recognitions?

The movies series, created by Bruce Miller, has three seasons with not less ten episodes each. The first season was launched on April 26, 2017 with ten episodes; the first and second seasons with 13 episodes each were premiered on April 25, 2018 and June 5, 2019 respectively.

The story focused on the aftermath of the American civil war where the society was facing the downfall of fertility due to societal issues such as sexually transmitted diseases. The society then was organized by leaders who are hungry of power along with the military, who put margins and divisions of new social classes.

Moreover, the feminism was oppressed during this time. The leaders gave limited roles to women, causing them to be prohibited from reading and owning a property. There were also social classes for women which were the handmaids, marthas, aunts, econowives, wives of the commanders and others. They can be recognized by the color of their plain dress because there is a specific color for each class.

The worldwide infertility caused the leaders to use the fallen women who are also called the “handmaids” to bear the children of elite men. These handmaids were ordered to participate in sexual ceremonies done by commanders in front of their wives.

A handmaid has a name derived from the name of the man who owns her. If ever she is transferred from one household to another, her name will be changed. Her named would be the name of the man she serve for, adding the prefix “Of”.

The main character of the story is June Osborne who was played by Elisabeth Moss. June is married to a man named Luke and they had one daughter. The couple committed adultery and they attempted to escape from their place. Luke was able to escape into Canada while their daughter was taken by a wealthy family.

June was caught and became a handmaid and served a couple named Commander Fred and Serena Waterford. June was renamed as Offred, since she was owned by Fred. After all, the movie highlighted Offred whose desire is to be with her family again.

A Movie You Can Skip: John Tuturro’s “The Jesus Rolls”

People love to watch movies simply because they want to get entertained, relax, and try to get away from frustrations and distress. Almost all of us has a very stressful life, and just like the others, you also want to have a day filled with positive vibes only. While some want to watch a film to get motivated and get hook with the plot forcing you to skip a minute for a bit. If you haven’t watch John Turturro’s another great film that will probably make your day, start watching it now. John Turturro’s “The Jesus Rolls” is a big hit.

John Turturro is an American film maker, writer and actor. This man had portrayed and appeared in almost over 60 movies and has been actively working with the Coen Brothers, Spike Lee, and Adam Sandler. His career started after his breakthrough at 1989’s “Do the The Right Thing” by Lee and  1990’s “Miller’s Crossing” by the Coen Brothers and 1991’s “Barton Fink” where he got the award of Best Actor. He is also popular for his association with the independent film movement.

John Turturro also became more popular after his movie The Big Lebowski where he starred as Jesus Quintana. The Jesus Rolls is written and directed by John Turturro. He acted as the main character of ‘The Jesus Rolls’ film based from the remake of 1974 film ‘Going Places’ by Bertrand Blier and a 1998 film big hit ‘The Big Lebowski’ by the Coen Brothers. The Jesus Rolls is a kind of funny movie mixed with crime that simply exists to deliver a line or infelicitous wisecrack.

The movie is about Jesus Quintanna, John Turturro’s character, who reunites with his best friend after being releases from prison. They sealed their friendship with crime and romance. To put it more simple, the plot of the story is similar with the original ‘Going Places’ and followed by a trio of sexually perverted persons portrayed by John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, and Audrey Tautao.

Casts of the film also include Bobby Cannavale as Petey, Audrey Tautao as Marie, Pete Davidson as Jack, John Hamm as Paul and Susan Sarandon as Jean. The person who acts as his mother is Soñia Braga. The film also starred Nicolas Reyes, Gloria Reuben, Tim Blake Nelson, J.B. Smoove, and Nićolas Riera. The movie was released last October 2019 at the Rome Film Festival and on February 2020 at the United States Screen Media Films.

Get entangled with The Jesus Rolls breathtaking plot twists. Watch it at your own comfort.