Tag Archives: Richard Curtis

My thoughts on Love Actually

  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 his follow-up piece. He even went so far as to debate the merits of the… Read More

About Time review

Written and directed by Richard Curtis Dear Richard, I've very much enjoyed your work. Especially your writing, going back to Blackadder, The Tall Guy, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and The Girl In The Cafe. Your style is so identifiable—foul-mouthed and hilarious middle-class-to-posh Brits, bumbling, awkward leading men, bland American women, and a… Read More

War Horse review

Directed by Steven SpielbergWritten by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, from the book by Michael MorpurgoSitting in a mostly empty movie theatre watching Spielberg's new epic movie, I playfully imagined what War Horse would be like as directed by Terrence Malick, probably because I just reviewed 2011 and Malick's The Tree of Life featured prominently.… Read More