In its story of a folk singer (Oscar Isaac) who hops from couch to couch, with no direction and few prospects, Llewyn becomes the weary Greek hero who not only struggles to find a way home, but realises he may not have a home to go to.
When I went to interview him last year in Marseilles, he said Heath was known for visiting rough pubs, frequented by squaddies. “Bernie Ecclestone already supports the idea.” She adds that she became a racing driver because her father had two daughters, and “obviously he wanted a boy”. Reclusive New England poet Emily Dickinson, who published only a handful of poems during her lifetime, is brought to life in vivid fashion by actress Cynthia Nixon in Terence Davies’s biopic.
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14 min read Naomi Klein speaks in Labour’s conference hall. The film that surrounds her is equally awe-inducing, distilling with grim elegance all of Lars von Trier’s polarising genius. Kirsten Dunst is remarkable as a bride in the grips of mental illness shortly before the world ends. CL. The public is hungry for deep change – they are crying out for it’, ‘You showed that political parties don’t need to fear the creativity and independence of social movements’. AW. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
AW, Roma takes two stories – one heartwrenching and intimate, the other sweeping and political – and weaves them together so delicately that they become one. JEREMY CORBYN has lashed out at a revelatory book about his time as Labour leader, branding it "tittle tattle" and "gossip passing as serious analysis" in a scathing rant. View the profiles of people named Naomi Corbyn.
Jeho otec, David Part Showgirls, part Polanski and all Perfect Blue, it flirts with camp, Cronenbergian body horror and shaky-cam intimacy, with the deservedly Oscar-winning Natalie Portman as the twirling, crumbling creature at its centre. AW, It’s important to occasionally remind yourself that Black Swan, a bonkers, uncompromising and horrifying ballet thriller, somehow grossed $329m at the box office. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha is the definitive film about the quarter-life crisis, largely because it embraces the messiness of it all. Winner of the Palme D’Or in Cannes, this is one of his very best movies – a heart-tugging story about impoverished members of a makeshift family doing everything they can to survive. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. It’s a film without many dramatic conflicts, but marked by a gentle push towards accepting the inevitability of change. Inside Llewyn Davis is a kind of anti-Odyssey. Not only did Joshua Oppenheimer choose one of the perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide as his subject of his documentary, but he had him confront his own crimes through a series of cinematic reenactments. He’s right. It’s a tribute to the domestic worker who director Alfonso Cuarón says raised him. Phantom Thread is a love story in a funhouse mirror – fizzy and feather-light, but with a barbed and kinky underbelly that could only have come from the mind of Paul Thomas Anderson. On his Twitter profile, he describes himself as a “retired broadcaster, politician and opinion prompter”, adding with a hint of menace: “And you haven’t quite seen the back of me yet.”. David Cameron said it’s not about where you’ve come from but where you’re going to, but in this case I like where Jeremy has been.
Two years ago I moved to a cottage in Wiltshire previously owned by Corbyn's family, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. It lauds Corbyn’s manifesto as a “transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet over private profit and the vested interests of a few”. The bewitching duo of Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps play a fashion designer and his muse, who unearth new means to sustain their marriage. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. British stoicism and grace under-fire are foregrounded in Christopher Nolan’s epic film about the Dunkirk evacuations. Who would have believed that a film set just as the Sixties in LA turned sour could be so uplifting?
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Everyone round here has a Corbyn tale to tell, and if Jeremy wins, perhaps we’ll throw a party. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Are they the same soul in two different bodies, or are they merely bound together by the stench of death that follows them wherever they go? It’s a deeply melancholic work. We want to solve the mystery of these strange worlds and their cold, inscrutable characters. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? They were supposed to build it in feet, not metres.”. The fact that there are no answers keeps us coming back for more. He tells melodramatic family stories which would seem mawkish if they weren’t so brilliantly observed. Director Pete Docter deals with complex subject matter in a lithe and inventive way, and without too many Freudian hang ups.
But it is told with heartwarming urgency, reflective of the heightened, dizzying drama of merely being a teenager. David and Naomi Corbyn lived in this house from the 1970s onwards, and left it to their sons when they died. There are numerous delights here, from the majesty of Paul King and Simon Farnaby’s script and its elaborate sleights of hand, to a moustache-twirling Hugh Grant at his most magnificent. Barry Jenkins is destined to be one of the most important cinematic voices of the era. And Ma Corbyn would certainly be proud of where’s he’s going. That’s the Women’s World Cup, of course, though most news outlets gave more coverage to the tennis, Formula One, golf, cricket, and whatever other male-dominated championships were on at the time.
GM, In 'Son of Saul' Geza Rohrig plays a Hungarian-Jewish prisoner tasked with the extermination of his fellow Jews. Robert Kilroy-Silk has been curiously quiet in recent years. Wes Anderson’s kitsch yarn, largely set in a luxurious spa hotel just before the Second World War, is an elegy for a lost world. But Yorgos Lanthimos has a hidden superpower up his sleeve: the more off-putting his films, the more you get drawn in.
In Salisbury, the peace of the cathedral close has been shattered by allegations that the ex-prime minister and prominent resident Ted Heath was a paedophile. De Niro, Pesci, Keitel and (newcomer) Pacino are all cast in a film as much about friendship, memory and betrayal as it is about corruption in the Teamster union or Mafia violence. It looks as if Heath’s private life could be yet another of those stories that everyone knew about but nobody acted on, like phone-hacking and Jimmy Savile. They were peace campaigners, who met during the Spanish Civil War. Few people outside politics had heard of Jeremy Corbyn before May, though for a strange reason, I had. The director knows the power of gesture, and so the film’s emotional weight rests on a few shared glances, or one hand placed gently on another. GM, Hirokazu Kore-eda is like the Charles Dickens of contemporary Japanese cinema. Not against Lewis Hamilton, but in a separate women’s championship, just as you get in tennis and in football.
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Like Sexy Beast and Birth before it, Under the Skin is a wild, beautiful pleasure, as haunting as it is tender and serenaded by a spindly, disquieting score by Mica Levi.
Sasha Lane – who had never acted before she was spotted by Arnold on a beach during spring break – plays working-class teenager Star, who yearns for a greater purpose and hitches a ride with a truckful of kids as adrift as she is. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. AW, Get Out sunk its teeth into culture in 2017, and hasn’t stopped biting. This is Cuarón’s masterpiece. GM. But more than anything, Paddington 2 is about the healing power of community and family, a message conveyed with wholesome warmth and pluck by the achingly sweet bear of the title.
Clarisse Loughrey, Scorsese summons all his sad captains for one last reunion in his magisterial gangster epic. From the opening massacre to the snowbound denouement, it if full of moments that startle you with their violence and their beauty. The asking price for the estate near Casares is €12m (£8.4m), rather a lot even if it does have two pools.
They were colourful figures, and clearly enjoyed the good life, growing vegetables, and keeping bees and hens. The one he found was “like an abattoir”.
The broadcaster and writer Jonathan Meades grew up in Salisbury, and writes about its murky weirdness in his brilliant autobiography, An Encyclopaedia of Myself.