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Coming to theater on April 3rd is the film Effie Gray.
The film explores the fascinating, true story of the relationship between Victorian England’s greatest mind, John Ruskin, and his teenage bride, Euphemia “Effie” Gray, who leaves him for the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.
Effie Gray is the first original screenplay written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson. In this impeccably crafted period drama, Thompson delicately and incisively probes the marital politics of the Victorian Era, and beyond.
- Michelle McCue
New York based filmmaker Ira Sachs is giving his fans The Silent Treatment. No the filmmaker isn’t pulling a Malick-like disappearing act, but instead, it appears he’ll begin setting up shop for his seventh feature film. After back to back critically acclaimed films in Keep the Lights On and Love is Strange, Sachs dropped the news that financing is in place and production will begin in June. Look for the trades to provide us with casting snip-its over the next couple of months.
Gist: This will be set in New York. It’ll likely be a drama.
- Eric Lavallee
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick "Love is Strange" is available now On Demand. This review was originally published during last year's Sundance Film Festival.] New York filmmaker Ira Sachs' best work is steeped in understatement and introspective characters, from the disgruntled music producer played by Rip Torn in "Forty Shades of Blue" to the troubled gay couple in "Keep the Lights On." In between those two projects, Sachs took an uneasy step into more traditional big budget filmmaking with the quasi-Hitchcockian "Married Life." Like that movie, Sachs' new work "Love Is Strange" features name actors and a polished look, but it remains remarkably faithful to the strongest ingredients in his other work: Featuring extraordinarily sensitive turns by John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as an aging married couple forced to vacate »
- Eric Kohn
3 items from 2015
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