Tagged with American cinema

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea

This is a hard film to review and it’s taken me some time to figure out how to write this. It was nominated for loads of awards and Casey Affleck received best actor at the Oscars, Golden Globes and Baftas. The screenplay was also highly praised, yet it was not an obvious prize winner;  yet … Continue reading

Gran Torino

I  missed this film when it came out, with the great Clint Eastwood on both sides of the camera, so seems to have been a story close to his heart. What put me off in the past was that the plot seemed a bit cheesy, a grumpy old guy who comes to like his Asian … Continue reading

Obvious Child

The American media seems able to deal with suicides, mass killings, apocalypses, but seems terrified to deal with one of the commonest personal events of modern times: that of abortion. Whether we are dealing with Sex and the City, Frasier or recent films like Juno, the ‘a’ world just doesn’t get mentioned. It is generally … Continue reading

Heaven’s Gate

This is a film I have wanted to see for years, and finally managed to sit through over 3 hours of it in a small cinema. I feel I have to write about it, but it is a really hard one, as I am still reeling from the experience.  I have never seen anything like … Continue reading