Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tag: Annette Bening

Seagull, The (2018)

Title: The Seagull
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Michael Mayer
Written by: Stephen Karam
Based on the play by: Anton Chekhov
Starring: Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle, and Brian Dennehy
Release Date: 5/11/2018
Running Time: 98 minutes

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One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.

The estate is owned by Sorin (Brian Dennehy), a retired government employee, and his sister Irina (Annette Bening), a legendary actress of the Moscow stage. Irina is imperious, narcissistic and selfish, and anxious about holding on to her star status and the affections of her younger lover, Boris Trigorin (Corey Stoll), a successful writer of short stories. Irina constantly belittles her aspiring writer son Konstantin (Billy Howle), perhaps because his existence as a grown man reminds her that age is catching up with her. While he adores his mother despite her cruelty, Konstantin acts out his insecurity and anger by rejecting both her style of theatre and Boris’s writing, declaring them old-fashioned and banal. A dreamer, Konstantin declares he will create bold and superior new forms of theatre and literature.

Konstantin, who grew up on the estate, is head over heels in love with Nina (Saoirse Ronan), a beautiful and naïve local girl who dreams of being an actress. Nina is flattered when Konstantin gives her the starring role in his newly written play, but soon after encountering Boris, she rejects Konstantin, and pursues the handsome and famous writer instead.

Masha (Elisabeth Moss), the forlorn, black-clad, self-medicating daughter of Sorin’s estate manager Shamrayev (Glenn Fleshler) and his wife Polina (Mare Winningham), suffers an unrequited love for Konstantin, who insensitively spurns her. She scorns the insipid schoolteacher Medvedenko (Michael Zegen), who refuses to be discouraged by her rejection and accepts any crumbs of attention she drops him. Polina aches for the charismatic country doctor Dorn (Jon Tenney), who, pays her some attention, but still relishes the connection with Irina with whom he had an affair years ago. The elderly Sorin, long past any hope of romance, lives in a languid state of regret over roads not taken.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

Title: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Rating: R
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Written by: Matt Greenhalgh
Based on the memoir by: Peter Turner
Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Vanessa Redgrave, and Stephen Graham
Release Date: 11/16/2017
Running Time: 105 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


20th Century Women (2016)

Title: 20th Century Women
Rating: R
Directed by: Mike Mills
Written by: Mike Mills
Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann and Billy Crudup.
Release Date: 1/20/2017
Running Time: 118 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing – via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: at the very end of the credits we see the text “J.M. + K.M. + M.A. + M.J. + H.M.”.


Rules Don’t Apply (2016)

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Title: Rules Don’t Apply
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Warren Beatty
Written by: Warren Beatty and Bo Goldman
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Lily Collins, Steve Coogan, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt and Martin Sheen
Release Date: 11/23/2016
Running Time: 126 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) for whom they work. It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen, songwriter, and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist.

Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Danny Collins (2015)*

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Title: Danny Collins
Rating: R
Director: Dan Fogelman
Writer: Dan Fogelman
Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening and Jennifer Garner
Release Date: 3/19/2015
Running Time: 106 minutes

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An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year old letter written to him by John Lennon.


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Face of Love, The (2013)

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TITLE: The Face of Love

RELEASE DATE: 10/25/2013

RATING: PG-13

A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband.

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Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Girl Most Likely (2012)*

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TITLE: Girl Most Likely

RELEASE DATE: 7/19/2013

RATING: PG-13

A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News.

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NOTE: In memory of Aldo Costaglicka. In memory of Jim O’Hagen. “From the beach towns of New Jersey whose spirit will weather any storm”


Ginger & Rosa (2012)

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TITLE: Ginger & Rosa

RELEASE DATE: 10/19/2012

RATING: PG-13

A look at the lives of two teenage girls – inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa — growing up in 1960s London, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms.

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NOTE: In loving memory of Caroline Potter 1930 – 2010.


Yogawoman (2011)?

TITLE: Yogawoman

RELEASE DATE: 2011

RATING: NR

A documentary that follows some of the women at the forefront of today’s yoga movement.

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Ruby Sparks (2012)

TITLE: Ruby Sparks

RELEASE DATE: 9/6/2012

RATING: R

A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

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NOTE: The film is dedicated to Jay Kaplan who brought love and magic to everyone he met.


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