Tag: Joan Ellis

Scene on Film: Oscars 2011

By Joan Ellis 2011 brought us the usual mix of good, bad, and indifferent movies that were linked, i...

Scene on Film: ‘Albert N...

By Joan Ellis Albert Nobbs is a curiously uncomfortable experience precisely because it is beautiful...

Scene on Film: ‘The Iron...

 By Joan Ellis The critics haven’t warmed to The Iron Lady. Though Meryl Streep has won raves...

Scene on Film: ‘A Separa...

By Joan Ellis Imagine a movie so real and immediate that it seems to be unfolding right in front of ...

Scene on Film: ‘A Danger...

By Joan Ellis A movie that tackles a controversial aspect of historical figures takes a big risk. A ...

Scene on Film: ‘War Hors...

But this is far more than the story of a horse. It is a powerful statement against violence of any k...

Scene on Film: ‘Tinker T...

By Joan Ellis Tomas Alfredson has used every trick in his director’s book to make sure we don&...

Scene On Film: ‘The Girl Wi...

By Joan Ellis With the exception of a prolonged siege of brutal sexual violence, everything about Th...

Scene on Film: ‘Melancho...

By Joan Ellis The tendency to dismiss Melancholia is great; the question of whether it’s possi...

Scene on Film: ‘Carnage&...

By Joan Ellis Carnage is a comic drama perfectly suited to the Broadway stage where it won Tony awa...

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