4 items from 2013
Director: Martin Scorsese
Entertainment grade: A
History grade: A–
Jake Lamotta was boxing's world middleweight champion between 1949 and 1951.
The film begins in 1941, with Jake Lamotta (Robert De Niro) fighting in the ring and fighting his first wife, Ida. It's shocking – though not as shocking as in an earlier draft of the screenplay, in which he was to be shown kicking and punching her while she was pregnant. The violence isn't out of keeping with that admitted in Lamotta's 1970 autobiography, also called Raging Bull, in which he says he once thought he had killed Ida in a drunken fight, and owns up to a catalogue of violent incidents against various people including a couple of sexual assaults. If anything, Lamotta's terrifying characterisation in the film has »
- Alex von Tunzelmann
Next month will put Law & Order: Svu’s Fin into a spot of danger when someone from his past as narcotics officer turns up to cause some trouble. Thankfully for Fin, the team will have his back and will ask Kathryn Erbe’s Alexandra Eames for help. Whatever ends up happening, you know it must be huge to warrant Eames’ involvement. This will be her second appearance of the season, but it will certainly be her most important. From the sounds of things, Fin’s life might be in danger if his situation isn’t resolved, so the stakes will be high. Now if only we knew what he did to get himself in this mess.
Executive producer Warren Leight confirmed Erbe’s involvement, telling TVLine she’ll be appearing in the May 7 episode. The former Criminal Intent star will be brought it in as part of an idea that came from actor Ice-t, »
- Brody Gibson
When Law & Order: Svu‘s Fin finds himself in danger this May, an old friend will be around to lend a hand.
Kathryn Erbe‘s Alexandra Eames will make her second appearance of the season in the May 8 episode, executive producer Warren Leight tells TVLine exclusively.
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The Law & Order: Criminal Intent mainstay will show up when someone related to Fin’s past as a narcotics officer begins causing trouble for the Svu detective . What happens is “so big, she’s called in,” Leights says, adding that the idea for the episode originated with »
- Kimberly Roots
Director: Richard Ayoade
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Submarine was the equivalent to hitting a homer in your very first major league at bat. Sharp, witty and layered, Richard Ayoade fired up round two quickly after and employed the services of Avi Korine (co-writer) thesps Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska and cinematographer Erik Wilson (Tyrannosaur, The Imposter).
Gist: The Double is billed as a funny and frightening story about an insignificant man driven to near breakdown by the appearance of his doppelganger. This modern retelling of Dostoyevsky’s novella sees Eisenberg playing a clerk who encounters a literal facsimile of himself working at his office. The doppelganger tries to take over his life and the film will »
- Eric Lavallee
4 items from 2013
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