Welcome to FrockTalk, the web’s only costume-based movie review site. The goal of Frocktalk is to shed light on the magnificent artistry of costume design in motion pictures. Reviews on this site are written by working costume designers in the entertainment industry – people who know, better than anyone, what it takes to make it all happen. The focus of FrockTalk is not to comment on the big flashy costume dramas, but to call attention to the seemingly ordinary costume design work in film that silently and persuasively moves the audience toward understanding the characters. Costume design for motion pictures is an art form that deserves more recognition than it usually gets. Fancy, pretty costumes do not always equal effective, appropriate costumes. The art of the costume is in letting the audience know who the character is, before the actor even has a chance to open his mouth. Read on, and enjoy. ** CAUTION: ALL REVIEWS CONTAIN SPOILERS! **

Frocktalk Facelift!

Katherine Helmond in "Brazil"

Katherine Helmond in"Brazil"

Yes, Frocktalkers – you may notice a little something different here at Frocktalk – we’ve had a bit of a nip and tuck!  On your right, you can now see that there is a SEARCH box!  After two-plus-years and hundreds of articles, you may now search for your favorite designers, movie titles, reviews, and other keywords!  Just type and wait – you don’t even have to hit “enter”!  Also, at the bottom of the page, you will see links to all three KB-authored books:  I Wanna Be Your Vegan, Costuming for Film and Going Hollywood!  They make great gifts, haha, and the proceeds help to keep Frocktalk afloat.  Enjoy the new toys, kids, and I will be back with more news and stories for you!

– KMB

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