Tag Archives: Meryl Streep

December 28

Suffragette – The overdue narrative of a female war. (Film Review)

Of all the complex and contradictory feelings I had as I was watching Suffragette, the most interesting was the revelation that the story was long overdue. I’m not the only female critic who had this experience. I’ve read of two others who experienced being bludgeoned with the observation that the story was late, and the […]

December 22

August: Osage County – Tracy Letts homage to American theatrical dysfunction. (Film Review)

Lett’s opening lines in August: Osage County, voiced by patriarch Beverly (Sam Shepard – of course) from T.S. Elliot ‘Wasteland’ (because he didn’t write anything else), come with the disclaimer that Elliot wasn’t the first to say them, nor the last, but because he wrote them down formally (copyrighted them) we have to pay him homage […]

December 14

30 Years ago today: Silkwood – Mike Nichols and the power of the nuclear activist. (Film Review)

Union films weren’t unheard of back in December 1983, but activist films with a female lead speaking out against nuclear fuel production workplace safety was, and in many ways Silkwood was ahead of its time given its central premise is centred around potential environmental crime; but back in the day of Karen Silkwood, it was […]

January 21

Hitchcock – A Wikipedia guide to Psycho from Sasha Gervasi. (Film Review)

What an odd film! I’m not sure which side of the fence to fall on after watching Hitchcock. For a film I thought would be terrible, I had a rather good time.  I was compelled to go home directly and watch Psycho, currently shown for free all over the net – something I think is […]

The Iron lady – Nothing to see but Meryl Streep

“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become. My father always said that… and I think I am fine.” One of […]

Off to see The Iron Lady tomorrow!

… and I have to confess to being especially nervous.   I’d really like this film to be good. But is there much chance of that?  Particularly seeing as tonight’s film is Louis Bunuel’s The Phantom of Liberty, and I will be watching in the slipstream of that. How can it hope to compete? I can have […]