Thursday, June 27, 2019

Tag: Max Irons

Wife, The (2017)

Title: The Wife
Rating: R
Directed by: Björn Runge
Written by: Jane Anderson
Based on the novel by: Meg Wolitzer
Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, and Annie Starke
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 100 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements: Where Joe is brash, Joan is shy. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife, keeping the household running smoothly, the adult children in close contact, and Joe’s pills dispensed on schedule. At times, a restless discontentment can be glimpsed beneath Joan’s smoothly decorous surface, but her natural dignity and keen sense of humor carry her through the rough spots.

En route to Stockholm for the Nobel Prize ceremonies (aboard the Concorde, still the transatlantic vessel of choice in 1992), Joan and Joe are accompanied by their son David (Max Irons), an aspiring writer in his twenties who feels that Joe belittles his work. Sulky and resentful, David wears his wounded heart on his sleeve. There’s another man on board who also wants something from Joe: Nathaniel Bone (Christian Slater), a journalist who plans to write the definitive biography of Joseph Castleman, authorized or not. To crusty, arrogant Joe, Nathaniel’s just a pest to be brushed off, but to Joan, making an enemy of Nathaniel is a risky matter. As always, she’s the conciliator between Joe and David, Joe and Nathaniel.

Amid the nonstop round of ceremonial festivities in Stockholm, Joan and Joe are swept into familiar, long-worn roles: Joe is flattered and schmoozed, while Joan stands by his side wearing her quiet smile.

As we see in flashback to Joan and Joe’s early days in the late ‘50s, Joan not only had her own writing aspirations, she had the talent (and the looks) to capture the attention of her teacher, Joe. A caustic encounter with an embittered novelist (Elizabeth McGovern) gives Joan a warning preview, however, of the obscurity awaiting the “lady writer,” no matter how talented. As Joan and Joe embark on a love affair, it fits a certain literary template of the time: she’s the well-bred WASP-y daughter of bland privilege, he’s the scrappy Jewish striver with the Brooklyn accent and the edgy stories to tell. With Joe’s first marriage busted up, they live the bohemian life in a Greenwich Village walk-up. Joan gets a job at a publishing house, encountering enough casual sexism to squelch her own ambitions but spotting a chance to forward Joe’s career as the next hot young discovery. Thus is established the self-sacrificing partnership that continues right up to the Nobel gathering decades later.

Another familiar, long-worn dynamic plays out in Stockholm as Joe is trailed by an attractive young woman photographer assigned to document Joe’s every public moment. Joan recognizes the predictable progression of flirtation and indiscretion that she has stoically overlooked through so many years of Joe’s serial infidelities. This time, Joan’s had enough. Serving Joe notice that she wants no place on a pedestal as his passive muse; matching wits with a prying Nathaniel Bone; letting her own grievances flare, for once, instead of smoothing over everyone else’s problems—Joan finally reaches for self-determination. The Castleman marriage and literary legend will never be the same.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Terminal (2018)

Title: Terminal
Rating: NR
Directed by: Vaughn Stein
Written by: Vaughn Stein
Starring: Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher, Max Irons, and Mike Myers
Release Date: 5/11/2018
Running Time: 105 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, TERMINAL follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of János Csáki

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Crooked House (2017)

Title: Crooked House
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Written by: Julian Fellowes, and Tim Rose Price
Based on the novel by: Agatha Christie
Starring: Glenn Close, Terence Stamp, Max Irons, Gillian Anderson, and Christina Hendricks
Release Date: 11/21/2017
Running Time: 115 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In Agatha Christie’s twisted tale, the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a wealthy patriarch is investigated by spy-turned-private-detective Charles Hayward (Max Irons), who is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather’s murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. On the sprawling estate, amidst a poisonous atmosphere of bitterness, resentment and jealousy in a truly crooked house, Hayward encounters three generations of the dynasty, including a theatre actress (Gillian Anderson), the old man’s widow 50 years his junior (Christina Hendricks), and the family matriarch Lady Edith de Haviland (Glenn Close).


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Bitter Harvest (2017)

Title: Bitter Harvest
Rating: R
Directed by: George Mendeluk
Written by: Richard Bachynsky Hoover
Starring: Max Irons, Samantha Barks and Terence Stamp
Release Date: 2/24/2017
Running Time: 103 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Based on one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th century, Bitter Harvest  is a powerful story of love, honor, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin’s genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s. As Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, a young artist named Yuri ( Max Irons ) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka ( Samantha Barks ) from the “Holodomor,” the death‑by‑starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti‑Bolshevik resistance movement as he battles to reunite with Natalka and continue the fight for a free Ukraine.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: This film is dedicated to the innocent victims.


Riot Club, The (2014)

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Title: The Riot Club
Rating: R
Director: Lone Scherfig
Writer: Laura Wade
Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Douglas Booth
Release Date: 3/27/2015
Running Time: 107 minutes

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Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Host, The (2013)

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TITLE: The Host

RELEASE DATE: 3/29/2013

RATING: PG-13

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

What did you think of this film?


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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Chris N. for this submission