Brave (2012)

Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson Directed by: Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman PG. 93 mins A beautifully animated fairytale that may not be Pixar’s best, but it should be commended for  giving young girls an exciting role model. Set in stunning Scotland, Brave tells the story of…

Men in Black III (2012)

Starring: Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Bill Hader, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alice Eve, Nicole Scherzinger Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld PG-13. 105 mins Another easily forgettable and curiously unnecessary continuation of a tale that makes even less sense the longer it drags on.. There’s considerable talent involved here and the occasional…

An Education (2009)

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Alfred Molina, Emma Thompson Directed by: Lone Scherfig PG-13. 101 mins An (almost too) simplistic and beautifully nuanced play on the tale of an older man winning the heart of a young gal. Thanks to Nick Hornby’s witty script and Mulligan’s enjoyable performance, An Education accurately…

Love Actually (2003)

Starring: Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Martine McCutcheon, Billy Bob Thornton, Rowan Atkinson, Andrew Lincoln, Martin Freeman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rodrigo Santoro, Thomas Sangster Directed by: Richard Curtis R. 135 mins * * 1/2

Angels in America (2003)

Starring: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Patrick Wilson, Mary-Louise Parker, Ben Shenkman, Justin Kirk, Jeffrey Wright, James Cromwell Directed by: Mike Nichols MA. 352 mins It’s 1985 – The Reagan years – and AIDS has begun to sweep the country. Tony Kushner has adapted this political epic into an HBO miniseries that tells the…