Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley,Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams and Max von Sydow
UK Release date: 12 March 2010
We pretty much knew what to expect of this film, given Burton’s trademark gothic imagining, distinctively rendered here by Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, a character on the brink of total mental collapse. Overall, this is a balanced and interesting rendition of a much-loved classic, which would leave the majority of filmgoers delighted and satisfied.
What Tolstoy’s story shows is that even great men can be wrong about life. He forgot the lessons learned by Levin in Anna Karenina: he could embrace his love for his wife as part of his love for God.
If a three-word summary of 'A Single Man' were ever needed, then it would hardly be possible to do better than to borrow the title, and with it much of the sentiment of C.S. Lewis' 'A Grief Observed'.
The stories one hears from those who have actually met Mandela match the portrait painted in the movie, and thus it provides, in a popular genre, an authentic glimpse into the personality of the first president of a democratic South Africa.
Avatar is a film that could only ever work on the big screen. Its landscapes and the cleverly constructed creatures are little animated gems. Fortunately for Cameron they just about save the film from some pretty bland dialogue, which would otherwise just be a film about human greed that costs £300 million to make.
Richard Linklater is one of the few directors able to maintain parallel careers as an alternative and mainstream artist. Me and Orson Welles is a clear attempt to capture a larger audience.
Not all miracles are dramatic and visible; some simply heal and enlarge the soul, and with it humanity. This film is on a scale too small to tackle the theme it sets itself.
At one point, Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) makes a passing reference to the conflict between the light and the darkness, with just a hint of John 1: 5.
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