Spoiler Ep 65 – American Made
*SPOILER ALERT! KEY ELEMENTS OF FILM DISCUSSED INCLUDING ENDING* Chris and Graham talk about why they liked American Made, but felt it had a lot of Hollywood polish.
Andrew Haigh’s third feature follows his second, Weekend (2011) in depicting an intimate portrait of two people in a relationship. In Weekend, that relationship was just beginning; here, it’s deep – forty-five years deep. That’s the anniversary looming at the end of the week for Kate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff (Tom Courtney) and Kate’s planning a big party with…Details
Carol is the latest successful adaptation of the incredibly cinema-friendly fiction of Patricia Highsmith, although here her source novel, The Price of Salt, is semi-autobiography. The material has found a perfect executor in director Todd Haynes, who combines his exquisite sense of period with a very personal subversive streak, and actors Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, who both…Details
Romantic, moving, embracing and thoroughly old-fashioned, Brooklyn is a gorgeous film centred by a major performance by Saoirse Ronan, who is making no mistakes in fulfilling the promise she showed when she received her first Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, for Atonement, in 2007, when she was thirteen years old. Now she’s nominated for Best Actress for Brooklyn, and, were…Details
Brie Larson won the Golden Globe for her lead performance in Room, an audacious and inspiring film, a coherent, complex and confident blend of arthouse experimentalism, mainstream thriller and serious drama. It’s one of the best films, easily, of this “Awards Season”. Larson and Jacob Tremblay play a mother and her son living in extreme…Details