Review: The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal directs
The Lost Daughter takes an intimate and unflinching look at the contradictions and imperfections of motherhood. Maggie Gyllenhaal wrote and directed this touching and disturbing film based on a novel by Elena Ferrante. It’s Gyllenhaal’s first time directing. You can see it on Netflix.
Kodachrome boasts great performances from the key cast, which includes Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis, and Elizabeth Olsen. If you appreciate Ed Harris’ acting talent (and who doesn’t) you’ll enjoy this film.
Review: Empire Falls
The novel Empire Falls by Richard Russo is one of the best novels I’ve ever read. The book was rich, detailed, full of memorable characters and built to an exciting climax. Adapting that to a 2-part TV mini-series must have been a daunting project. Richard Russo wrote the screenplay himself.