Posts Tagged ‘meryl streep’

Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher), Jim Broadbent (Denis Thatcher), Alexandra Roach (Young Margaret Thatcher). Screenplay by Abi Morgan. Directed by Phillida Lloyd. Rating: 12A. Running time: 105 minutes. When will our obsession with biopics end? They are churned out yearly and inevitably produce shoo-ins for Best Actor or Actress. Apparently it is now harder, and more […]


Two more months and we’ll be on the home stretch towards the awards season again. Everybody knows that if it’s a year Christopher Nolan is busy filming rather than releasing, cinema practically dies from the end of the Oscars in March until the beginning of October. I’ve found a few exceptions, but this year is […]


I know I rarely do posts that aren’t reviews, but there are three big biopics coming up this year, each concerning a hugely important woman, and that felt worthy of a break from tradition. This looks to me like 2011 will be a good year for actresses, and about time too. I can think of […]


[Voices] George Clooney (Mr. Fox), Meryl Streep (Mrs. Fox), Jason Schwartzman (Ash), Bill Murray (Badger). Screenplay by Noah Baumbach and Wes Anderson. Directed by Wes Anderson. Rating: PG. Running time: 87 minutes. A strangely shot but largely delightful film, Fantastic Mr. Fox brings Roald Dahl’s cherished novella to the screen in the most prefect way possible. […]


Towards the end of Manhattan, Woody Allen’s Isaac lies on his own couch, reminiscent of so many movie psychiatry scenes, and unknowingly performs a self-analysis with one passing comment that sums up his existence perfectly: New Yorkers, we are told, live their entire lives creating petty little problems for eachother, with the sole aim of […]