Fine storytelling unlocks a fresh perspective of the Holocaust
The mass extermination of the Jews during WW2 still hangs heavily over the present. There is, for example, no way of even beginning to understand the stubbornness and complexity of current Middle East politics without appreciating that. It’s...
This hangdog relationship drama gives up the ghost.
In The Eclipse everyone, at first, seems to walk around talking in low tones. It’s a nice way to establish a mood of quiet desperation, of a time and a place where no one really seems to be in a hurry to get on with life.
Natasha a bright light in a grim world.
Volker Schlöndorff’s bleak futuristic thriller based on the Margaret Atwood novel is a timely reminder of the prodigious talent of Natasha Richardson, who died in March after a skiing accident, aged 45.
A disappointing effort from a quality director
Claire Cooper, Annette Bening, lives with her pilot husband, Paul, Aidan Quinn, and their small daughter, in a beautiful house near a lake which was created more than than 30 years earlier when a small town was evacuated and flooded. Claire is a...
An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike.
At the beginning of The Assignment the stylised skyline of Paris gradually recedes as the camera pulls back into a bedroom where steamy sex has just occurred and where we meet our main man - the terrorist Carlos, known as The Jackal. I was aware...