Bridge of Spies – Film Review

Berlin, back when there were two of them.  Glienicker Brücke, back when it was the edge of world and trying to take a closer look at the alien place on the other bank of the Spree invited a pot shot from Potsdam for your troubles.

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Carol – Film Review

Cate Blanchett is the go-to girl for troubled female leads, and well suited is she to the title role.  Few female leads, save possibly Lady Macbeth, come more troubled than Carol, the protagonist in this eponymous adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s daring novel, The Price of Salt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brooklyn – Film Review

About a Girl

Saoirse Ronan grows in stature with every role.  Still the tomboy with the girlish face that shot her to fame in Atonement, she stands on the shoulders of her own giant steps to reach higher and higher, and that walk down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar can only be a matter of time.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Steve Jobs – Film Review

Not OK Computer, says Simon Walton (pictured).

Ah, the loveable Mac.  The middle class of computers.  How ironic that the man cited with founding the brand should be riven with the middle class angst that pervaded the lives of so many of the devotes of the brand.

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L’Eclisse

L’Eclisse (The Eclipse) is the story of a couple in crisis. Vittoria (Monica Vittie) leaves her older lover, Riccardo, (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with her mother’s dynamic, ambitious stockbroker, Piero (Alain Delon).  That, essentially is the plot.

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Good Kill – Film Review

Simon Walton sees the latest from Ethan Hawke coming – which is a privilege not extended to most of the supporting cast.

Moody but immaculately dressed.  Disciplined and in control.  A man with a purpose.  Fans of Ethan Hawke will read this and immediately think Gattica.  Well they might, as writer-director, Andrew Niccol, teams up with the scowling superstar for the third time to collaborate on Good Kill, the new movie that turns the spotlight on the high-tech low-profile world of modern warfare. Read the rest of this entry »

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