Posts Tagged ‘John Lithgow’


Love Is Strange (Ira Sachs, 2014)

February 4, 2015

Love Is Strange

In the vein of classics Tokyo Story and Make Way for Tomorrow, Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange focuses on an older couple who are separated by circumstance and the domestic tragedy that gradually ensues. The recently married Ben (Lithgow) and George (Molina) have been in a relationship for nearly 40 years. When George is fired from his teaching post (71-year-old Ben is retired), they are forced to stay with friends and family members separately while they try to sell their now unaffordable New York home, and the living situation weighs heavily on all parties…

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The Homesman (Tommy Lee Jones, 2014)

November 23, 2014


Set during the pioneer era, The Homesman subverts the usual trajectory of westerns set in this time by instead focusing on a journey from what will eventually become Nebraska territory in the West to more Eastern Iowa, wherein defeat via the frontier is a primary concern, whether it be a defeat of the mind, body, soul, or all together. Director Tommy Lee Jones’s last theatrically released film was The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005), a contemporary neo-western with shades of Sam Peckinpah in its flavour. The Homesman may have the set dressing of a more traditional, old-school genre entry, but this film, adapted from Glendon Swarthout’s 1988 novel, is much more offbeat than one might expect…

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