Imagine a movie with Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher. Imagine it being directed by award-winner Mike Nichols, and being co-written by Nora Ephron of When Harry Met Sally fame. Seems like an instant Hollywood classic, yet Silkwood, which is that film, lounges in the dusty corners of forgotten cinema. Which is a real shame, … Continue reading Silkwood

Short Cuts

Robert Altman's greatest film is quite easily Short Cuts, which combines his sloppy, fly-on-the-wall filmmaking approach with Raymond Carver's poignant short stories about human drama to create the ultimate version of what Altman did his whole life- observe the modern human comedy with a detached, and slightly ironic, tone. There are so many brilliant performances … Continue reading Short Cuts