Tag: Joan Ellis

Scene On Film: ‘Amour...

By Joan Ellis   Amour has arrived on a wave of superlatives. Critics, who I suspect may be quit...

Scene On Film: ‘Silver L...

By Joan Ellis The comically dys­functional family in Silver Linings Play­book has no villains, and...

A Fair Trial?

By Joan Ellis The premise is stark: The fight to stop the state of Arkansas from killing an innoce...

Scene On Film: ‘Lincoln&...

By Joan Ellis Rarely has a slice of American history been delivered with such panache. Based on Dor...

Scene On Film: ‘Skyfall&...

By Joan Ellis Bond to a beauty: “I like you better without your Beretta.” Skyfall is first-rate...

Scene On Film: ‘The Othe...

By Joan Ellis It is likely that you will leave your own life behind and simply disappear into The Ot...

Scene On Film: ‘The Flat...

By Joan Ellis Doesn’t the richness of history lie in the footnotes? It’s there that we find the...

Scene On Film: ‘Taken 2&...

By Joan Ellis Taken 2 opens with scenes of gentle warmth before plunging suddenly into unrelenting v...

Scene On Film: ‘ArgoR...

By Joan Ellis Ben Affleck has hit a thundering home run with Argo. As director and principal actor, ...

Scene On Film: ‘Trouble ...

By Joan Ellis Would tolerance have come more easily if Trouble with the Curve had been released befo...

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