Plus grownup romance and a bland dystopia, and more. (First published May 21st, 2022, on Substack and Patreon.)
Philippa Lowthorpe directs and Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe write Misbehaviour, starring Jessie Buckley and Keira Knightley; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Stella Meghie writes and directs The Photograph, costarring Issa Rae; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
A Cancer Movie but not a horror story. Funny, moving, hopeful; an intimate portrait of a couple who know how to support each other and why that matters. Oh, and it’s also a love letter to the NHS.
Lisa Barros D’Sa codirects and Lesley Manville costars in Ordinary Love; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
I correctly guessed 15 out of the 24 categories, which is one of my better showings ever, I think.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri wins big…
Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville, and Helen Mirren are dealing with men’s crap in the corporeal and the spiritual worlds.
Margot Robbie, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville are not taking any crap from men.
A conundrum of a film that defies genre as it twirls us around a wickedly fascinating triad of gently, quietly manipulative people. A cinematic experience of sly eeriness and oblique mystique.