On Mon, 16 Aug 2021 11:15:51 -0500, super70s
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Nicole Kidman doesn't play up her natural beauty in this Australian-set
drama about a couple whose two kids run off into the desert, with some
strong support from hubby Joseph Fiennes and local sheriff Hugo Weaving.
In the featurette we find out Strangerland was her first return to her
native Oz since the boat thriller Dead Calm. Excellent acting, direction
and writing I thought.
Robert De Niro is a prison parole officer who is corrupted by inmate
Edward Norton and his wife Milla Jovovich (va va voom), eventually
"losing his religion" as he spirals down, along with loyal wife Frances
Conroy (Broken Flowers). I was expecting a shoot 'em up with those two
male leads but this is the kind of thought provoking drama I really
enjoy. Great movie.
(The following films may have been reviewed before, but they are worth
mentioning. Recent films that I have watched)
"The Hundred-Foot Journey" (2014)
Starring Helen Mirren. The Kadam family leaves India for France where
they open a restaurant in a small village directly across the road
from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.
Warning: This film will make you hungry. Excellent film.
"Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007)
Terrific film about a crime with a lot of twists. Stars Philip
Seymour Hoffman, directed by Sidney Lumet.
Munich is a 2005 historical action thriller film produced and directed
by Steven Spielberg, co-written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth. It is
based on the 1984 book Vengeance by George Jonas, an account of
Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli government's secret retaliation
against the Palestine Liberation Organization after the Munich
massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Violent and bloody film full of suspense. Excellent.
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (2011)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Cold War spy thriller film
directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget
O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on John le Carré's 1974 novel of
the same name. The film stars Gary Oldman as George Smiley, with Colin
Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict
Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, David Dencik and Kathy Burke supporting. It
is set in London in the early 1970s and follows the hunt for a Soviet
double agent at the top of the British secret service.
Oldman is outstanding as George Smiley. You have to be on your toes
for this one.