The Children Act tackles topics like religion vs. the state, freedom of choice, and holding on. It’s serious stuff. The brilliant Emma Thompson makes it worth watching as she plays a judge in the midst of two crises. Continue reading “Review: The Children Act”
The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce will be released in August. The Children Act, also in theaters in August, stars Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci in a legal drama. I’m combining these two teasers into a single post because of the fact that they are both movies for grown ups and feature outstanding women 40+ in the lead.
Continue reading “Watch This: Trailers for The Wife and The Children Act”
Bridget Jones’s Baby is the third in the Bridget Jones saga starring Renée Zellweger. Bridget Jones’s story is significant because it has been a woman-fronted comedy success story for 15 years. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Bridget Jones’s Baby”
A Walk in the Woods stars Robert Redford as the writer Bill Bryson. His hiking buddy Katz is played by Nick Nolte. Also featured in the film are Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal. Continue reading “Review: A Walk in the Woods”
My book club just read An Enemy of the People, an 1882 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It’s about a doctor who knows his town is about to open a spa using water polluted by a tannery upriver. The night before this discussion about a whistleblower, I watched Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower. The combination gave some depth to the topic for me. Continue reading “Go Read a Play”
What happens when Ellen gets her hands on the imagination of an Academy Award winning actress? Some really amazing actresses known for awesome performances show up on The Ellen Show. They sit down and talk about the latest film they worked on and have a nice chat with Ellen. But that isn’t enough for Ellen. See what Ellen does with Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson.
You might want to get a tissue before you start watching, because you are going to laugh until you cry.