Tag Archives: Emma Thompson

Saving Mr Banks review

Directed by John Lee HancockWritten by Kelly Marcel and Sue SmithIn order to enjoy Saving Mr Banks, you'll need to check your skepticism at the cinema door. I'm not saying it's impossible, and I'm not saying it's recommended. It's your call.For me a little skepticism is baked in. It makes me recognize that there's something… Read More

My thoughts on Love Actually

Directed and Written by Richard Curtis | 135 min | Crave Plus and Amazon Prime   Earlier this month, one of my favourite film writers, Christopher Orr of The Atlantic, wrote a piece excoriating the Richard Curtis film Love Actually. It generated quite a bit of discussion, which Orr kindly gave a nod to in… Read More

Brave review

Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve PurcellWritten by Andrews, Chapman, Purcell and Irene Mecchi, from a story by ChapmanIf you'll excuse the mixed metaphor, the multitude of cooks in the writing pantry along with tales of changing horses in mid-race in the directorial department brought atypical negative buzz to this Pixar joint in… Read More

A Cult of One: Impromptu

Welcome to a new occasional feature on Flaw In The Iris. A Cult of One is where I go into my vault and write about unheralded films, generally unloved and unpopular. My point: they're just misunderstood and deserve a fanbase. I mean, besides just me (and maybe a very few others). Or I could just be… Read More