I really liked Logan Lerman’s work in Stuck In Love (2012), so after seeing the very intriguing Indignation trailer, a date with the James Schamus directed drama was guaranteed. Based on the novel by Philip Roth and set in 1951 as the Korean War was taking place, I couldn’t wait to find out why Lerman’s character, Marcus was so peculiar and unable to relax. It turns out as is often the case, many of the answers can be found in childhood. Though the specific period in time had something to do with it, poor Marcus did also have at least one particularly peculiar parent.
My favourite thing about Indignation, besides Lerman’s performance is the dialogue, especially during the scene in Dean Caudwell’s office. Thank goodness I never personally had such an experience during my university years. The urge to silence Caudwell, physically and with great force was almost unbearable for me.
Indignation is a movie I recommend for reasons including Lerman’s performance, the very special dialogue, good musical score plus the general look / style of the film. There’s also interesting example of the impact a ‘not quite stable’ parent can have on their offspring.
It’s a great performance from all involved, including Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond and Noah Robbins.
The 9th Life of Louis Drax is a new thriller starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon. Directed by Alexandre Aja and based on the novel by Liz Jensen, a young boy’s mysterious near fatal fall and what happens to the psychologist that works with him is at the centre of the story…
After watching the trailer, I really want to know if the boy was pushed or not. I’d also like to know who the bad guy really is – Aaron Paul’s character or Jamie Dornan’s? Or the mother played by Sarah Gadon?
Directed by James Schamus, Starring Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon, I haven’t read the Philip Roth book on which todays’ trailer for Indignation is based, but I love how interesting the trailer makes the story seem…
I last saw Lerman’s work in Stuck In Love (2012) and I liked it. Now I can’t wait to find out about what it is that shaped his character’s repression and cultural disaffection in his new movie. What ever the answer, it looks like his mother definitely has a hand in it.
At the centre of Director, Amma Asante’s film is the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral.
Brought to England from the West Indies to live with her aristocratic great uncle and his wife, the young Dido over time, learns of the matters of class and rank that rule her new world. A world with laws she simply must not accept, for the sake of her own dignity, happiness and sense of self.
Great performances, particularly from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Sam Reid.
Watch it for the story of an admirably strong young woman, a courageous young man, a beautiful love story and great characters from an interesting and important time in history – 18th century England, when slavery was still a grave and common reality.
As is the case with most historical films I watch, I’m left with a sense of gratitude for the times in which I live and reminded of how things do change; rarely at a satisfactory pace, but change they do.