Sunday, October 20, 2019

Tag: Rachel Weisz

Favourite, The (2018)

Title: The Favourite
Rating: R
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith, Mark Gatiss, and Jenny Rainsford
Release Date: 11/23/2018
Running Time: 119 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank and Gabe for this submission


Disobedience (2017)

Title: Disobedience
Rating: R
Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
Written by: Sebastián Lelio, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Based on the novel by: Naomi Alderman
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola
Release Date: 4/27/2018
Running Time: 114 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?
The film follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Rhonda for this submission


My Cousin Rachel (2017)

Title: My Cousin Rachel
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Roger Michell
Written by: Roger Michell
Based on the novel by: Daphne Du Maurier
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen, and Pierfrancesco Favino
Release Date: 6/9/2017
Running Time: 106 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?
The story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious and beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. His feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling helplessly and obsessively in love with her.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Denial (2016)?

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Title: Denial
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Mick Jackson
Written by: David Hare
Based on the book by: Deborah Lipstadt
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall
Release Date: 9/30/2016
Running Time: 110 minutes

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IMDb

An American professor finds herself the defendant in a high-profile British libel trial that would impact the way the history of the Holocaust is told in Denial, a taut courtroom drama based on one of the most significant international legal cases in recent memory.

After historian Deborah Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) book Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory is published in the U.K., she is shocked to learn that British author David Irving (Timothy Spall), a prolific writer of texts on World War II, is suing her for libel. Even more surprising to the American academic, under U.K. libel laws she is presumed guilty unless she can prove herself innocent. Lipstadt finds herself in the position of not only defending herself, but establishing beyond a doubt that the Holocaust took place. Passionate, fiery and independent, Lipstadt refuses to settle the case and demands her day in court. With the cards solidly stacked against her, Lipstadt’s British legal team, led by solicitor Anthony Julius (Andrew Scott) and barrister Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), presents her with a confounding strategy: neither she nor any Holocaust survivors will be called to the stand.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Complete Unknown (2016)

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Title: Complete Unknown
Rating: R
Directed by: Joshua Marston
Written by: Joshua Marston and Julian Sheppard
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon and Kathy Bates
Release Date: 8/26/2016
Running Time: 90 minutes

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As Tom (Michael Shannon) celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends in Brooklyn, he is startled to see a woman from his distant past at the party. Jenny — or Alice (Rachel Weisz), as she now calls herself — first denies even knowing Tom, but as the evening progresses, she reveals a shocking secret. After disappearing from Tom’s life 20 years earlier, she began to reinvent herself every few years, taking on a new name, a new career and a new life each time. After giving Tom a glimpse of what life could be like if he lets go of the safety and security he has so carefully created, Alice asks him to make a choice that will change everything.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Light Between Oceans, The (2016)

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Title: The Light Between Oceans
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
Written by: Derek Cianfrance
Based on the novel by: M.L. Stedman
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz
Release Date: 9/2/2016
Running Time: 132 minutes

IMDb

In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school’s headmaster, Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Youth (2015)

Title: Youth
Rating: R
Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
Written by: Paolo Sorrentino
Starring: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz
Release Date: 12/4/2015
Running Time: 118 minutes

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A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Dedication: For Francesco Rosi

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

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TITLE: Oz the Great and Powerful (aka. Oz The Great and Powerful in 3D & Oz The Great and Powerful: An IMAX 3D Experience)

RELEASE DATE: 3/8/2013

RATING: PG

A small-time magician with dubious ethics arrives in a magical land and must decide if he will be a good man or a great one.

What did you think of this film?


Official Site

IMDb


During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Bourne Legacy, The (2012)

TITLE: The Bourne Legacy

RELEASE DATE: 8/10/2012

RATING: PG-13

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum’s novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

What did you think of this film?


Official Site

Amazon

IMDb


During Credits? No

After Credits? No


360 (2011)

TITLE: 360

RELEASE DATE: 7/25/2012

RATING: R

A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

What did you think of this film?


Official Site

Amazon

IMDb


During Credits? No

After Credits? No