Posts Tagged ‘brando’

Michael Fassbender (Brandon Sullivan), Carey Mulligan (Sissy Sullivan), James Dale (David Fisher). Screenplay by Abi Morgan. Directed by Steve McQueen. Rating: 18. Running time: 101 minutes. For the first time in years, and definitely the first time since I became a Serious Moviegoer, I broke a Golden Rule in missing the start of Shame. I […]


Salon sets the challenge as follows: It is assumed that you’ll have an indestructible DVD player with a solar-recharging power source… You can list 10 feature films, one short and a single, self-contained season of a TV series. The short is easy. I’d take One Week without a second thought. As is my choice for a first feature […]


Blue Valentine

20Aug11

I don’t think I have witnessed an onscreen relationship as convincing, intense and devastating as Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling’s in Blue Valentine, ever. I’m sure there is better somewhere. To try and claim history was made last year would be fantastically naive. Even I don’t get that swept up in the moment. But when I […]


Jim Broadbent (Tom), Lesley Manville (Mary), Ruth Sheen (Gerri). Screenplay by Mike Leigh. Directed by Mike Leigh. Rating: 12. Running time: 129 minutes. Made in Dagenham may have been hyped up as the British film of the year, but I can say wholeheartedly that it is Another Year that has made me proud to belong […]