I found The Favourite eccentric and odd. It was both off-putting and charming at once. This story about Queen Anne is best described as a farce. The performances from the three main (women!) characters were outstanding.Continue reading “Review: The Favourite”
The Lobster is a strange dystopian look at a future where the social contract requires people to be coupled up. If they are not, they are relegated to an outsider’s existence as loners who can be hunted down for rewards. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: The Lobster”
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”
The Whistleblower is a 2010 film starring Rachel Weisz. I recently watched it for the first time. The drama is based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and exposed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal. Continue reading “Review: The Whistleblower”
The Light Between Oceans isn’t scheduled to release until Sept 2, 2016, but this trailer is so moving and beautiful I couldn’t resist mentioning it now.
The film stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander as a lighthouse keeper and his wife who live on a remote Australian island just after World War I. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Light Between Oceans”