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Carey Mulligan on Sally Sparrow and ‘Doctor Who’

I’m not at all surprised by the Oscar buzz Carey Mulligan is getting for her astonishingly rich performance in An Education. Because I saw her in the multi-award-winning (Hugo, BAFTA, etc.) Doctor Who episode “Blink,” in which she is so entirely captivating that she makes us forget that David Tennant barely appears in it at … more…

An Education (review)

Someone once said that perfect movies are boring and only flawed movies intriguing, and then along comes a movie like *An Education,* about which the number of things that are absolutely perfect is impossible to measure… and it’s thrilling and captivating anyway.

trailer break: ‘An Education’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Ah, a movie about a young woman’s coming of age. How wonderful… and how rare. And yes, that’s Carey Mulligan — aka “Sally Sparrow” from the Doctor Who episode “Blink” — in the lead role. And she’s as fantastic here as she was there. I don’t generally … more…

my week at the movies: ‘Extract,’ ‘An Education,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘All About Steve,’ ‘Disgrace,’ ‘Gamer’

UPDATED: It’s turning out to be a much busier screening week than I expected. I’ve added two movies: The Boys Are Back (opens in the U.S. on September 25, and in the U.K. on January 15, 2010), starring Clive Owen as an Australian single dad, and Broken Embraces (opened in the U.K. on August 28; … more…