Posts tagged "Joaquin Phoenix"

BFI London Film Festival: The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers Directed by Jacques Audiard Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed Screening at LFF October 19th, 20th and 21st 2018 by Joanna Orland With ‘The Western’ being an enduring staple of cinema, you’d think it’d be hard to do a refreshing take on the genre. But The Sisters […]

You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here Directed by Lynne Ramsay Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Ekaterina Samsonov Available on Digital Download, DVD, Blu-ray & VOD from July 2nd, 2018 by Joanna Orland Director Lynne Ramsay forges her own take on the crime genre with the highly stylized You Were Never Really Here. The acclaimed film which premiered […]

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene Directed by Garth Davis Starring Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ariane Labed, Ryan Corr and Tahar Rahim In UK cinemas March 16th, 2018 by Bernie C Byrnes If you like your Biblical Epics epic, then Mary Magdalene probably isn’t the film for you. There is a distinct lack of macho sword-swinging, Jesus […]

Irrational Man

Directed by Woody Allen Starring Jamie Blackley, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey and Emma Stone In UK Cinemas September 11th, 2015 by Michael Anderson Although not an adaptation, the latest from Woody Allen’s production line shares its title with William Barrett’s 1958 book, which sought to introduce existentialism to the English-speaking world. Allen fancies his film […]


Directed by Spike Jonze Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson In UK Cinemas February 14th, 2014 by Joanna Orland In spite of the tone that this review may take, I am a huge fan of Spike Jonze films, Being John Malkovich being one of my favourite films […]

The Master

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson by Simon Fazey Remember how tough WWII was? And how we all came back damaged alcoholics searching for ourselves as we drifted through America? Then ended up in the self help cults of the 1950’s, with there charismatic yet sinister leaders. […]

The 69th Venice Film Festival

Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia La Biennale di Venezia By Joanna Orland In its 69th year, the Venice Film Festival felt it was time for a facelift in the form of re-installing its former director Alberto Barbera. After an eleven year hiatus from the festival, Barbera returned with full force to rejuvinate the festival […]

69th Venice Film Festival – Update

I have been here for 3 days, seen 2 films (weak!), 3 press conferences, and  infinite weird things! The new Dennis Quaid / Zac Efron feature At Any Price was a disappointing Ambient Rural Drama (my new least favourite genre) about family and economy.  During the press conference however, it was being talked about like […]