Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: “The curl of her lips, the ice in her stare”

Opening in theaters today, “Cruella.”

Before she becomes Cruella de Vil teenaged Estella has a dream. She wishes to become a fashion designer, having been gifted with talent, innovation, and ambition all in equal measures. But life seems intent on making sure her dreams never come true. Having wound up penniless and orphaned in London at 12, 4 years later Estella runs wild through the city streets with her best friends and partners-in-(petty)-crime, Horace and Jasper, two amateur thieves. Then a chance encounter vaults Estella into the world of the young rich and famous. What is the cost of keeping up with the fast crowd- and is it a price Estella is willing to pay?

Emma Stone and Emma Thompson star.

Cruella (2021) - IMDb

This week’s oldie is from 1996. The late Dr. John…

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