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MERYL STREEP’S THATCHER HAILED BY BRITISH CRITICS

November 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Any worries about whether the British moviegoing public would accept an American actress, Meryl Streep, playing former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher were laid to rest today (Tuesday) as the first U.K. comments about The Iron Lady appeared in the London press. The London Daily Mirror had already commented that Street plays Thatcher “to perfection.” Xan […]

U.K. SPY THRILLER HAILED AT VENICE FILM FEST

September 6, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Critics have poured gushing praise on the movie version of John Le Carré’s spy novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was presented in competition Monday at the Venice Film Festival. “The film is a triumph,” wrote David Gritten in the London Telegraph. “It’s the film to beat at this year’s festival,” said Xan Brooks of […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BLACK SWAN

September 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Several critics have given Darren Aranofsky’s Black Swan the same sort of ecstatic praise that they bestowed on his The Wrestler two years ago. The film opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (to a standing ovation), where The Wrestler won the coveted Golden Lion award when it premiered there in 2008. “Every film festival […]