Tag: Kate Winslet

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**** (out of 4)

In 2011, Todd Haynes, the filmmaker behind Far from Heaven and Carol, directed Mildred Pierce, an HBO miniseries that’s decidedly more faithful to James M. Cain’s original novel than Michael Curtiz’s well-known film version. For those who aren’t familiar with any version of Mildred Pierce: the titular character is a middle-aged California woman (played by Kate Winslet) who divorces her cheating husband (Brían F. O’Byrne) and becomes a successful restaurant owner during the Great Depression. Her life, however, is ultimately ruined by her daughter Veda (Morgan Turner, Evan Rachel Wood), a spoiled and spiteful opera singer who manipulates her, insults her, and eventually sleeps with her second husband (Guy Pearce).

Reviews - DVD/Streaming

Steve Jobs

Image source. Copyright Universal Pictures, 2015.

Remember The Social Network, that intense movie about the young antisocial tech genius who made a little website called Facebook? The screenwriter of that movie, Aaron Sorkin, has made another movie about a young antisocial tech genius. Anyone ever heard of this guy called Steve Jobs?

Reviews - New Releases/Festivals