Tag: Jessica Chastain
Coriolanus Opens March 8 **** Despite being one of Shakespeare’s least lyrical, romantic or comedic plays, and furnishing the canon with one of its most inscrutable and difficult heroes, Coriolanus – reignited on screen by director and leading man Ralph Fiennes – is absolutely mesmerising. Or perhaps it’s precisely because of these things… All the [...]
Posted: March 12th, 2012 under Arts, Brag 452 (March 5), Film Reviews.
Tags: Brian Cox, Coriolanus, Dee Jefferson, Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain, Ralph Fiennes, Shakespeare, The Brag, Vanessa Redgrave
The Help Released September 1 **** What The Help is not – as if the gooey trailers implied otherwise – is a complex, gritty film about race. What it is is a finely performed bit of melodrama, with nuanced enough characters to elevate a potentially hokey, caricatured script. Based on Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 bestseller, The [...]
The Tree Of Life Released June 30 ****1/2 In his sixth feature, maverick auteur Terrence Malick (Badlands; The Thin Red Line) presents a general thesis for ‘Life’ that encompasses everything from the Big Bang to the modern-day existence of man: that there are two ways to live – the way of nature, and the way [...]