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The shape of water – review

This year we had some spectacular movies at Oscar Academy Award, yet, Guillermo del Toro’s Shape of Water managed to size the main prize. At the peak of political, gender and racial turmoil, this movie depicts how differences can be neglected and that all living beings can coexist together. The initial voiceover sends us deep in the past, in a small city near the coats, far from everything else. The movie plot is set in the U.S, in the early 60s. With the cold war and space race happening between Russia and America, this is a story of love, loss, pain, suffering and the monster who tried to destroy it all.

Sally Hawkins plays an orphan Elisa Esposito, a girl who lost her voice and who was one day found by the river. With the peculiar scars on the neck, no one knows what happened to her, but probably is the key to her silence. Elisa lives above the Orpheum cinema, and her first neighbor, Giles, is the artists who lost both, his hair and his job and spend his time watching Bojangles.

creatureThe main character works as a cleaner at the Occam aerospace research facility where she mops the floors. But, when the researchers capture a strange creature, amphibian, from the Amazon for the research, Elisa develops a somewhat unusual connection with him. She soon starts to experience erotic dreams, followed by music and creature’s plaintive cry.

The movie combines two unimaginable things, the love story between monster and human. We have seen many films featuring the similar plot, but this is the first who managed to capture the hearts of spectators around the world. The storyline might seem ridiculous and unreal, but at the same time it’s magical and works magnificently.

Dell Toro’s creation of Shape of Water is a cry for help, and the monster in the movie can be anyone of us. It doesn’t matter who your soulmate is, but one question imposes, are you brave enough to accept all differences and imperfections along the way. May this movie serve us as the foundation for future decisions.

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The best Italian art and culture places to visit in 2018

Are you looking for a cultural break? Do you want to get out of the U.S. and experience some European spirt? Well, if that’s the case, then Italy is the perfect place for you. You will have a chance to see the oldest and most prominent arts in the world and Italy is famous for its renaissance artists and structures. So, let’s look at the places you should visit in 2018.

Ravenna and Urbino – Byzantine capital, Renaissance court

These two, Ravenna and Urbino, are probably the most under-rated cities in Italy, but there are a lot of fascinating stuff about them. Ravenna is the home to some of the most significant structures of late antiquity and the most beautiful surviving Byzantine mosaic. You have the opportunity to visit the church of San Vitale. On the other side, up in the hill, lay the city of Urbino, which is the birthplace of famous Italian artists Raphael. The attractions you can see here are 15th-century Ducal Palace and the National Gallery of Le Marche which has the prominent collection of arts and includes the work of Raphael, Uccello, Titian, Barocci and many others.

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Pompeii

Traveling back to Roman times will set you on a fantastic journey in the past, and you will discover the fascinating world of Pompeii. The ancient city was destroyed in a volcanic eruption, but the remains of town became a popular tourist attraction. You can discover the lives of gladiators, slaves, citizens and senators in the Roman world. The beautiful features of this town will blow your mind, and you will come a part of ancient times. Many people who visited Pompeii often go to Naples Museum and the Roman city of Herculaneum.

Sicilian highlights

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and is rich with history that can’t be put in a couple of sentences. Palermo is the capital, and it can offer you a lot of places to see, especially if you are visiting for the first time. You have an opportunity to explore vital classical sights such as Valley of the Temples and Piazza Armerina. Also, you would be interested in Norman-ear high points like Monreale cathedral and Etna.

These are just some of the palaces you should see on your way to Italy, but it has so much more to offer, considering it has rich cultural and historical heritage.

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New York City cultural events you should visit every Sunday

Weekends are time for fun when your rest after long working hours and spend some quality time exploring the city. Fortunately, New York has a vast cultural heritage, and many cultural events take place on Saturday. You can either go out with your friends or bring your family; we are sure you are going to have a great time. New York has many opportunities to offer you; it’s up to you whether you will explore them or not. But, here are some suggestions which will help you grow in a cultural sense.

New York City Ballet

Ballet has always been the matter of prestige. But, it’s not for everyone, and it’s entirely ok if ballet is not your thing. On the other hand, it would be good if you changed your scene from time to time and ballet is an excellent option for that. New York City Ballet has a spectacular scene ever since it was founded and many famous names have performed here. In this case, you can watch beautiful performances and stunning costumes. The fascinating storyline will take you to another world, and you will forget about the reality.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

We can’t even describe the importance of this Manhattan institution. It’s one of the best spots in the city where you can spend the entire day and only see a fraction of what it holds. Behind the doors, you can explore 17 curational collections ranging from different eras. If you want to satisfy your anthropological curiosity, then The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the right place to visit. Depending on a season, you can catch exciting exhibitions.

Theater District

balletEvery year, 13 million of locals and foreigners visit Broadway shows, and the majority of these events are located in the theater district. Each season brings a new wave of mega-musicals which spectators can enjoy. During the spring and fall season, make sure to check out the new schedule and find some discounted tickets, to enjoy with your friends and family.

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Saturday movie marathon to watch with your friends

Movies are an excellent way to pass some time. If you don’t have an idea what to watch, then we have some suggestion for you. These are our top categories of movies you should watch.

Sci-Fi

Many people think that only nerds watch Sci-Fi movies, but they are wrong. Over the years, there have some so many great series, that are equally compelling and adventurous. Even if you aren’t a Sci-Fi fan, we think you should watch the following movies:
Matrix Trilogy
Star Wars
Transformers

Fantasy

This category of movies is loved by all because it covers a lot of exciting films and their stories can set you back in time. You can explore the parallel universe and connect to characters who are trying to defeat evil.
Harry Potter
Lord of the rings
The Hobbit
Pirates of Caribbean

Action

Are you a fan of the speed, thrill, chase, style and street fight? Action movies are among the most popular one, and many people enjoy watching them, mainly because we have great actor appearing in them.
Bond Series
Mission Impossible
Die Hard
Fast and Furious
Lethal Weapon

Drama

This category isn’t only for ladies, but also for guys also. Here you can explore many wonderful movies and help you realize how difficult human destinies are.
Rocky
Sex and The City
Step Up
High School Musical

Fictional

When sci-fi and fantasy combine, we get fiction movies which are very entertaining for the entire family. They are more focused on things from the past, and you can explore many great series to watch.
Jurassic Park
National treasures
Night at the museum

Comic

This category features some of the favorite movies in the industry, and you can have a great time with your friends.
Marvel series
walleDC thrillers
Hard to assess

Cartoons

If you have kids and you want to spend some quality time with them, then cartoons are an excellent choice for you. Your kids will learn something new, and you have excellent movies to watch.
Madagascar
Ice Age
Shrek

We hope our recommendation will help you.