Posts Tagged ‘sex’

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 […]


Julia Roberts (Vivian Ward), Richard Gere (Edward Lewis), Laura San Giacomo (Kit De Luca). Screenplay by J. F. Lawton. Directed by Garry Marshall. Rating: 15. Running time: 119 minutes.  If there’s an unintended message to be found in the infuriating fluff that is Pretty Woman, it’s not that you can ascend from selling sex on […]


Eva Green (Isabelle), Michael Pitt (Matthew), Louis Garrel (Theo). Screenplay by Gilbert Adair. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Rating: 18. Running time: 115 minutes. The Dreamers is Bertolucci’s long, delicious love letter to love itself, Paris, youth, sex, the spirit of ’68, Hendrix and Dylan, Keaton and Chaplin, cinephilia and Godard and the New Wave that inspired […]


Cybil Shepherd (Jacy Farrow), Jeff Bridges (Duane Jackson), Timothy Bottoms (Sonny Crawford), Ellen Burstyn (Lois Farrow). Screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich et al. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Rating: 15. Running time: 119 minutes. If you remember from No Direction Home where Dylan was from – a minuscule, totally forgettable town called Duluth in Minnesota – and if you remember […]


Maggie Cheung (Su Li-zhen – Mrs. Chan), Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Chow Mo-wan). Screenplay by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: PG. Running time: 94 minutes. So this is more like it. After being ecstatic about Chungking Express but then downtrodden by the elusive Happy Together, I’m delighted to say my reaction to In The […]


Javier Bardem (David), Francesca Neri (Elena), Liberto Rabal (Victor), Angela Molina (Clara), José Sancho (Sancho), Penélope Cruz (Isabelita). Screenplay by Jorge Guerricaechevarria, Ray Loriga and Pedro Almodóvar. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Rating: 18. Running time: 97 minutes. Pfft. What were you thinking, Pedro? This one’s bizarre, and I mean really bizarre. Not so much what […]


Kevin Kline (Ben Hood), Joan Allen (Elena Hood), Tobey Maguire (Paul Hood), Christina Ricci (Wendy Hood), Sigourney Weaver (Janey Carver), Elijah Wood (Mikey Carver), Katie Holmes (Libbets Casey). Screenplay by James Schamus. Directed by Ang Lee. Rating: 15. Running time: 112 minutes. A rather bizarre one, this. Set in the suburbs of Connecticut and honing […]