Tag Archives: Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Mowgli

THE GREATEST JOURNEY IS FINDING WHERE YOU BELONG. A human boy is raised by a pack of Indian wolves in the jungle; he wants to be a full member of the pack, but his future is uncertain… A significantly darker version of Rudyard Kipling’s tale, primarily remembered thanks to two Disney movies. This one has … Continue reading Mowgli

Albert Nobbs

We are all disguised as ourselves. In 19th century Dublin, a woman (Glenn Close) has created a life for herself as a man, working in a hotel as a waiter. Close’s labor of love, a role she first played on stage in 1982, finally reached the screens; reviews were mixed and the box office disappointing, … Continue reading Albert Nobbs

The Tudors

After writing two movies about Elizabeth I, Michael Hirst turned his attention to another Tudor, her father, the guy who was married six times and had two of his wives beheaded. Over four seasons, we followed the tribulations of King Henry VIII as he struggled to find a woman who could give him a male heir, separated … Continue reading The Tudors

Match Point: Mr. Allen Goes to London

THERE ARE NO LITTLE SECRETS. The American critics were ecstatic. Finally, Woody Allen had delivered a film that not only was quite different from his early work, but also a near-masterpiece. But when Match Point opened in Britain, the critics were horrified. Not only was the story not particularly good, they argued, but Allen’s portrayal of London … Continue reading Match Point: Mr. Allen Goes to London

Mission: Impossible III

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is getting tired of the game and wants out; he’s found a lovely woman (Michelle Monaghan) to marry but is talked into joining a rescue mission that goes awry… J.J. Abrams is the guy behind the TV series Alias, and his feature film debut opens in the middle of the story, … Continue reading Mission: Impossible III

Alexander

THE GREATEST LEGEND OF ALL WAS REAL.  With this film director Oliver Stone took his interest in revisionist interpretations of history beyond American politics and depicted the life and times of Alexander the Great, the military genius who ended up conquering most of the known world. There have been speculations on Alexander’s sexuality, and Stone … Continue reading Alexander