Tribeca Film Festival “High-rise”

From the namesake J.G. Ballard novel
Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller

There were walkouts at my screening of Ben Wheatley’s HIGH RISE, a provocative adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s equally incendiary novel of the same title about an isolated, modernistic apartment tower whose economically-segregated inhabitants devolve into anarchy and class warfare. At Tribeca Most of the walkouts occurred in the last thirty minutes of the film, the bulk of which consisted of a ... more >



Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons and William Hurt
Directed by Stephen Hopkins

The story of Olympics legend Jesse Owens has always stuck with me. Not because of the glory of winning four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin games, setting records in front of Adolf Hitler. It has stuck with me because it haunts me – that a man could be a national hero one day and then struggle in the longer RACE of life. RACE doesn’t cover much of Owens’ life outside of his athletic peak. Being ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL – Jeremy Irons in Special Screenings doc

The "inconvenient truth" of refuse

A recent addition was made to the Sélection Officielle: “Trashed,” a documentary feature by Candida Brady scored by Vangelis, which will be shown as a special screening. Brady is a British filmmaker and journalist whose previous efforts include documenting a breakthrough AIDS treatment over a ten-year period. The participation of Jeremy Irons in “Trashed” help raise the film’s cachet and bring ... more >

Last Lions

A look at the Oscar-nominated nature documentary
Jeremy Irons
Directed by Dereck Joubert

A review of the Oscar-nominated nature documentary “The Last Lions.” Nice. A review of the Oscar-nominated nature documentary “The Last Lions” from a screening interrupted halfway through by a fire alarm? Geen-yus! True, it’ might not be best to review a movie that you’ve only seen halfway. But that’s one of the beauties of nature. The plot is pretty straightforward, and there are not ... more >