Tag: Catherine Keener

Get Out (2017)
Film Review, Reviews

Get Out (2017)

Although hardly conducive to reading this review, Get Out is a dish best served cold. Not knowing the ins and outs only heightens the intrigue and eventual WTF-Factor, so although this is spoiler free, the assumption is that the trailer has been seen. Get Out is intriguing from the outset […]

Film Review

Captain Phillips (2013)

Tom Hanks stars as Captain Richard Phillips in this dramatisation of a very recent event that many will have caught on the news a few years ago. Pirates boarded a ship, were kept away from anything of real importance by the crew, and eventually headed off in a lifeboat, keeping […]

Film Review

Enough Said (2013)

There are only a handful of actors, who can achieve brilliance for their portrayal of a television character.  Before Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, there was James Gandolfini, whose performance as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos brought him worldwide acclaim and recognition.   In one of his last roles, he makes the […]

Feature, Film Review

Enough Said (2013)

Enough Said is the cinema equivalent of a giant hug. Featuring the late James Gandolfini in one of his last roles, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the ever brilliant Toni Collette, it tells the story of Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) and Albert (Gandolfini). The pair are in the same situation; both divorced with children […]

DVD Review

A Late Quartet (2013)

There’s a moment before every concert, opera, ballet and recital begins when the orchestra or players have just finished tuning up. For a few seconds before the first notes are played there’s absolute silence, yet in that silence a hundred things are happening. The hopes of the audience, nerves of […]

Film Review

A Late Quartet (2012)

Dissolving the band Yaron Zilberman’s tasty and promising feature debut is a fine chamber piece, unlikely to draw in the mainstream audience but providing classical music fans with the pleasure of accurate details. There’s a double meaning in the title. The story’s musical focus is Opus 131 in C Sharp […]

Feature, Film Review

A Late Quartet (2012)

We’ve heard of dysfunctional families, choirs and a cappella groups but when it comes to string quartets, it seems like the more mature audience are now the key demographic in driving traffic to the local cinema. The debut feature film from documentary director Yaron Zilberman is an example of how […]

Film Review

Trust (2010)

Ah, the internet. It brings us such pleasure, connects us in so many ways (you’re even using it right now to read this very review) and if we’re being honest it’s almost impossible to imagine the world without it now. Yet it also allows people to prowl around, protected by […]

DVD Review, Feature

Trust (2010)

How much do you really know about your kids’ online activity? Trust is a film about online deception, particularly the dangers of social networking, and it highlights an important message. The first time I watched the film I was wary of certain narrative decisions (which we’ll get to), but I […]

Film Review

Please Give (2010)

When does caring too much become a problem? This question plagues the lives of Rebecca (Rebecca Hall) and Cathy (Catherine Keener), two women who have in common the 91-year-old Andra (Ann Morgan Guilbert). Andra is Rebecca’s grandmother and Cathy’s neighbour. Rebecca, a radiology technician, has given up a personal life […]