The Iron Lady (2011)

The Iron Lady (2011) – Meryl Streep just won her third Oscar (and first in 29 years, out of 17 nominations) for The Iron Lady. Good for her. A teacher of mine told me that there are actually a lot of younger actors who feel that Meryl Streep is all technique and no heart. I … Continue reading

Hereafter (2010)

Hereafter (2010) — I enjoyed this movie but I at the same time I had a nagging problem with this movie. There are three separate stories that for most of the film’s running time did not connect, all telling stories about death. You have Marie (Cécile De France), a French journalist who survives the 2004 … Continue reading

The Queen (2006)

The Queen (2006) — Now that I have finally seen all three I think this is the best of Peter Morgan’s “Blair Trilogy” with Michael Sheen. Of course in this film Sheen’s portrayal of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair takes a backseat to Helen Mirren’s deservedly Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II. There are … Continue reading

The Deal (2003)

The Deal (2003) — I like political behind-the-scenes stories because they have backroom deals and treachery of Shakespearean magnitude.  Not being overly familiar with the United Kingdom’s system of government was a bit of a hindrance watching this film, but I found it all interesting as hell anyway.  Again Michael Sheen was great as Tony … Continue reading

The Special Relationship (2010)

The Special Relationship (2010) — So this is the third of writer Peter Morgan’s “Tony Blair Trilogy” (after The Deal and The Queen) starring Michael Sheen as Blair.  I didn’t see those other two movies though so I went in free of expectation.  I thought Sheen was great and can see why they keep asking … Continue reading