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Loro (2019 in UK)

Duration 2h 31m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay inspired by politics in Italy in recent years Director Paolo Sorrentino Writers/Script Umberto Contarello, Paolo Sorrentino Starring Toni Servgillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak, Euridice Axen Elevator Pitch: A local fixer in Italy, who uses prostitutes to influence those capable of … Continue reading

The Sisters Brothers (2019 in UK)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Patrick DeWitt Director Jacques Audiard Writers/Script Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, Elevator Pitch: In 1851 Oregon a gold rush is on, and the Commodore has hired a detective … Continue reading

First Reformed (2018 in Spain)

Elevator Pitch. Ernst Toller is the pastor of a small church in upstate New York with a congregation of about five, but with support from a popular church up the road, and money from a conglomorate which is polluting the planet. His son has been killed in Afghanistan and his wife has left him, and … Continue reading

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Lowery Writers/Script David Lowery Starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine Elevator Pitch When a couple are chased down by the police after taking part in a robbery in Texas, the female shoots and wounds a policeman for which … Continue reading

Disobedience (2018 in Spain)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman Writers/Script Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz Additional Info No-one is saying what sort of a Jewish community this is, but more than 20,000 Haradi Jews live in an enclosed community in Stamford Hill, London. Director Sebastián Lelio Starring … Continue reading

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Peter Turner Writers/Script Matt Greenhalgh Additional Info The book was first optioned many years ago and is only the third non-Bond film made by Eon Productions. It bombed at the box office, but I expect they can afford it. … Continue reading

PHANTOM THREAD (2018 in Spain)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Paul Thomas Anderson (apparently with input from Daniel Day-Lewis) Additional Info In my occasional feature of cars in films, the car featured in this film is a Bristol 404, a good choice I thought, since they were very expensive and not very … Continue reading

A Ghost Story (2017)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Lowery Additional Info I saw this at a screen in Madrid in English with Spanish subtitles. While waiting outside I watched the other dozen or so people leave with bemused expressions on their faces. Director David Lowery Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney … Continue reading

Cheap Thrills (2013)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15 (Really!) Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script David Chirchirillo, Trent Haaga Director E.L.Katz Starring Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner Elevator Pitch Two friends on the verge of desitution meet a couple apparently with unlimited money, and the man with the cash offers them rewards … Continue reading

Lady Macbeth (2017)

Released 2017 Rating (UK) Source of story A novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov written in 1865 (with modifications) Writer/s Script Alice Birch Director William Oldroyd Starring Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackle Elevator Pitch A colliery owner in 1860s Northern England buys a young woman as a wife … Continue reading

Paterson

Released 2016 Rating 15 in UK (Why?) Director Jim Jarmusch Writer/s Jim Jarmusch Starring Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Rizwan Manji, Barry Shabaka Henley Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A week passes in the life of a bus driver and his wife. He gets up and on getting into his bus writes poetry … Continue reading

Under the Skin

Released 2014 Rating 15 in UK, R in USA Director Jonathan Glazer Writer/s Walter Campbell, Jonathan Glazer Starring Scarlett Johansson Source of story A book by Michael Faber Elevator Pitch An alien in the form of an attractive woman drives around Glasgow in a white van, picking up stray men and taking them to her … Continue reading

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