Directed by Steven Spielberg and inspired by true events, The Post tells the story of the cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents and pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher (Meryl Streep) and a hard-driving editor (Tom Hanks) to begin a journalistic battle against the government…
I didn’t realise I missed Meryl Streep so much until I saw her turn around in this trailer. I’m of course going to be watching because of her and Hanks. It’s also going to be an experience to watch all the sexist nonsense that will be directed at her character, Kay Graham.
Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Bradley Whitford, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Zach Woods and David Cross also star.
Set in 1950s New York, Carolis a story of the romantic love between an aspiring photographer and an older woman. Directed by Todd Haynes and starring Cate Blanchett (‘Queen Blanchett’, in my heart) and Rooney Mara, I enjoyed the film most for the beautiful musical score, the make-up, costume and the general look and feel of New York in the 50s.
Carol has some well-executed tense moments, especially considering the forbidden and often unspoken nature of the love between Blanchett and Mara’s characters. I did also find myself feeling a little detached from the story; something I blame on the film taking too long to reveal the true cause / nature of the tensions between Carol and her husband. I did eventually become less detached, particularly as the feminist theme became more and more apparent – by which point I felt terribly sorry for Carol and Therese, given their circumstances and society at the time.
Watch Carol for the story, because it’s beautiful and you never know, you may be inspired to try harder with your style after looking at the costumes in this movie. I was certainly inspired. That is until the next morning when I awoke and considered my priorities.
Knowing that Nicolas Cage’s career hasn’t exactly seen anything close to the heights of his Face/Off (1997) days, I was hoping that The Runner, directed by Austin Stark would be one step in the right direction.
Having now seen the film, theres plenty worse out there, of course but The Runner just isn’t a movie I would think to recommend. On the positive side, it does move quite quickly and it doesn’t run on too long. The story also highlights the unavoidable fallibility of the human and reminds us that hypocrisy is innate in everyone. As with most things of course, there’s a spectrum.
Connie Nielsen, Peter Fonda and Wendell Pierce also star.
Happy Film Loving. It’s just unlikely that you’ll love this one. 🙂