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Film, Le Week-End film review

Le Week-End film review

Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan) are an aging British couple visiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon, hoping to rediscover whatever made them fall in love to begin with. They're in ruts personally and professionally when…
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Film, "Another Year": Mike Leigh's latest redeems no one

"Another Year": Mike Leigh's latest redeems no one

Another Year, the 10th feature-length British soap written and directed by Mike Leigh, concerns a year in the life of Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen), the happiest post-middle-aged married couple in the whole of the London suburbs. Heading…
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Film, Life with Father

Life with Father

Nothing snaps a child's head around quite like a dying parent, especially when the parent is a cantankerous old sod like Arthur Morrison (Jim Broadbent), whose nominally adult son Blake (Colin Firth) still clings to childhood grievances. Directed by Anand…
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Film, Feels Like 80 Days

Feels Like 80 Days

You might think that with the technological advances in moviemaking since 1956, this new version of Around the World in 80 Days would at least look better than its predecessor did. You could not be faulted for believing you'd be…
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Film, A Closing <i>Iris</i>

A Closing Iris

After a long absence from American screens, British stage director Richard Eyre, best known for his agreeably nasty The Ploughman's Lunch in 1982, makes his return with an alternately depressing and uplifting drama about Dame Iris Murdoch's descent into Alzheimer's…
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Something's Missing

The Borrowers Directed by Peter Hewitt. Written by Gavin Scott and John Kamps, from the novels by Mary Norton. Starring John Goodman and Jim Broadbent. Opens Friday, Feb. 13, at the Regency II. In these paradox-ridden times, producers on the…
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Magical Mystery Tour

Rough Magic Directed by Clare Peploe. Written by Robert Mundy, William Brookfield, and Peploe from the novel Miss Shumway Waves a Wand, by James Hadley Chase. Starring Bridget Fonda, Russell Crowe, Jim Broadbent, D.W. Moffett, Kenneth Mars, and Paul Rodriguez.…
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