Tag Archives: Gems!

OWNING MAHOWNY (2003)

“Owning Mahowny” 2003 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver and John Hurt. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Richard Kwietniowski Our take: The “way-back” machine suffered a malfunction and teleported us to 2003 after our brief stop for Tyrannosaur. As long as we were waiting for repairs the wife decided to stop in on the late […]

Tyrannosaur (2011)

“Tyrannosaur” 2011 – Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan. Poster credits: imdb.com Directed by: Paddy Considine Our take: Every now and again, be it from boredom or a self-indulgent sense of adventure, the wife and I will step into the “way-back machine” and see a movie from a few years past. This week’s unscheduled […]

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” 2015 – Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones and Stephen Fry. Poster credit: imdb.com Written and Directed by: Matt Brown Our take: What are the odds we will come across 2 gems in a row? Pretty darn good this week. Based on the life of brilliant Indian mathematician S. Ramanujan […]

The Daughter (2015)

“The Daughter” 2015 – Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Odessa Young and Miranda Otto. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed and Written by: Simon Stone Our take: In an unnamed mountain town Henry (Geoffrey Rush, Pirates of the Caribbean) closes down his family’s sawmill, takes a new wife and deals with a set of […]

The Best Offer (2013)

“The Best Offer” 2013 – Geoffrey Rush, Donald Sutherland, Sylvia Hoeks, and Jim Sturgess. Poster credit: imdb.com Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore Currently available on Netflix Our take: Visually, the movie is easy and seductive to watch. The settings are rich and satisfying: a mixture of old-world style with clean modern functionality; ancient pieces of art set […]