A shockingly different role for Ms. Kate Winslet who plays a peripheral however crucial and key role in the SS during World War Two Germany. Sir Ralph Fiennes is intelligent in his portrayal of the supporting lead as a story of forbidden love develops, grows and comes to its end. The film is supported by … Continue reading The Reader
Sir Geoffrey Rush and Sam O'Neill are minor but foundational strong holds in this drama about family. One gradually feels the dread of what is to be learned among the characters as the story of past, present and future reveals itself with raw beauty and a pure honesty about our lives and the lives of … Continue reading The Daughter
Two men; two lives which intersect in an awkward and stimulating fashion. Beautiful cinematography, the rich and the poor in full view, and a history surely never to be repeated again. You will love this!
The quintessential love story based on the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, the boy who had it all. The loved each other and, through a pivotal time in history based on their career and life interests, their love is challenged. Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford.
Huppert is masterful as the talented pianist teaching at a French Conservatory. She demonstrates one version of the most complicated relationship between humans, that between mother and daughter. Huppert plays Erika, is presumably over the age of 40, beautiful, quite single, and as passionate, complex, dark and secretive as is the musician whose talent and genius … Continue reading The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (2001)
Laurence Olivier, young bride, tennis matches, grandeur, magnificent house, creepy maid, secrets, Daphne Du Maurier, and Sir Hitchcock. "I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool."
To experience a story by Daphne Du Maurier is to experience art. This film portrays a twist of fate and twist of choice experienced by two individuals who meet by chance one evening. Their worlds are turned upside down, however the film begs us to understand that there is a purpose to everything. Moments, places and … Continue reading The Scapegoat (2012)
The Golden Globe award should have been awarded to Huppert years ago as this film, although a little more than shocking in its plot line, is tame in comparison to Isabelle's standard fare. She nevertheless is brilliant, as always, and dares us to explore the dichotomy of our conscious and subconscious as we explore our … Continue reading Elle (2016)
Not a film with suboptimal talented black actors trying to pass as art in film. This is not a black movie, in fact. It is a well-directed film that happens to showcase black actors. Real actors. It is quiet and understated and that is the gem of this film that doesn't over feed the audience … Continue reading Moonlight (2016)