Linda's Film Reviews

Reviewed for film societies and local newspapers

The Iron Lady


“I always preferred the company of men.” No, it wasn’t Mae West who said that, it was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Last night, at our Cinema Series, our film-finder-extraordinaire, Pete [...]

The Iron Lady2021-07-21T01:20:09-07:00

A Separation


Written, produced and directed by Asghar Farhadi, this relentless drama about a family in Iran has won a number of awards including the New York Film Critics Award for Best [...]

A Separation2021-07-21T01:18:49-07:00

The Social Network


“You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” If you don’t know this logline from David Fincher’s  (“Fight Club”, “…Benjamin Button” ) subtly smart film, “The [...]

The Social Network2021-07-21T01:16:35-07:00

Rabbit Hole


This is Nicole Kidman’s first venture into producing and she’s definitely done it the right way. First, she optioned a Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by David-Lindsay-Abaire, then hired him to [...]

Rabbit Hole2021-07-21T01:11:01-07:00

The Descendants


There are so many neat things about Fox Searchlight’s “The Descendants” you may want to stop reading this, grab a pen and paper, and take notes. Ready? First of all, [...]

The Descendants2021-07-21T01:07:48-07:00

The Artist


This is a film you are going to be hearing a lot about! It is a modern, silent movie shot in black in white, made by a team of French [...]

The Artist2021-07-21T00:14:53-07:00

The Lady


Our Academy film series turned serious and extremely relevant last night as we screened “The Lady”. Luc Beeson’s portrait of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, the leading opponent to [...]

The Lady2021-07-20T22:56:50-07:00

Made in Dagenham


 “I am woman, hear me roar!”      …could have been the title for soon-to-be-released Sony Pictures Classics’ new film, MADE IN DAGENHAM, the true story based on the 1968 strike [...]

Made in Dagenham2021-07-20T22:18:02-07:00
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