Tag Archives: Jonathan Demme

Ricki and the Flash

GET READY TO ROCK. GET READY TO LOVE. GET READY FOR RICKI.  Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep), singer and guitarist in a local rock band, flies to Indianapolis to help her daughter (Mamie Gummer) pull through after a rough break-up… but she isn’t exactly a welcome presence. Jonathan Demme’s last fictional movie was inspired by writer … Continue reading Ricki and the Flash

Philadelphia

NO ONE WOULD TAKE HIS CASE… UNTIL ONE MAN WAS WILLING TO TAKE ON THE SYSTEM. When Philadelphia attorney Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) is suddenly fired from his law firm after the senior partners realize that he has AIDS, he enlists the support of a homophobic colleague (Denzel Washington). After the success of The Silence … Continue reading Philadelphia

Rachel Getting Married

Fresh out of rehab, Kym (Anne Hathaway) goes to her family’s house where everybody’s preparing for her sister’s (Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding… but Kym’s arrival stirs up emotions. Jonathan Demme’s first picture in four years is a welcome comeback, a compelling drama that shows how hard it is to break the bond between family members, in … Continue reading Rachel Getting Married

Silence of the Lambs: Quid Pro Quo

DR. HANNIBAL LECTER. BRILLIANT. CUNNING. PSYCHOTIC. IN HIS MIND LIES THE CLUE TO A RUTHLESS KILLER. CLARICE STARLING, F.B.I.. BRILLIANT. VULNERABLE. ALONE. SHE MUST TRUST HIM TO STOP THE KILLER. It is rumored that writer Thomas Harris has never seen the film adaptation of his novel “The Silence of the Lambs”. I don’t really believe … Continue reading Silence of the Lambs: Quid Pro Quo

The Manchurian Candidate

THIS SUMMER EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL. We had a right to expect something good when a director of Jonathan Demme’s caliber decided to remake John Frankenheimer’s great political thriller from 1962. The war in Korea has been cleverly updated to the Gulf War, but the main story of the original is intact and still relevant … Continue reading The Manchurian Candidate