Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man's ... See full summary »
Contre l'Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea on behalf of a political prisoner. Jean... See full summary »
A disturbed young woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a man also running ... See full summary »
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
A failed London musician meets once a week with a woman for a series of intense sexual encounters to get away from the realities of life. But when he begins inquiring about her, it puts their relationship at risk.
... or, to put it another way, Chekhov Adapter leave SOME Chekhov, please.
What is the one-word description of the best-known quality of Chekhov? Right, dix sur dix (you got it in one) MELANCHOLY. Something we look for in vein here. You want SHOUTING? We GOT shouting, you want BRAWLING? Brawling we got. What's that, you want Melancholy, Atmosphere, a sense of lives being wasted, life living YOU and not vice versa? Sorry, we're fresh outta that, buddy, whyent you try across the street, maybe they can help you. Of course no movie with the luminescent Valeria Bruno Tedeschi can be all bad and if you MUST see this see it for her, otherwise ... as you can see, I have reservations. 5/10
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