At The Movies for Wednesday 29 July 2020
AT THE MOVIES #805 JULIANNE, ELISABETH AND STANLEY
Simon Morris looks at two women-led films at the cinemas, and talks to the director of a fascinating Film Festival documentary on a movie legend.
Bel Canto stars Julianne Moore (miming) as an opera diva, taken hostage by a group of Latin American rebels. Directed by Paul Weitz (About a boy) it also features Ken Watanabe (Godzilla) and Sebastian Koch (The lives of others).
Shirley is a fictional story about real-life horror writer Shirley Jackson. Struggling with writer’s block, she uses a young couple to inspire a new novel. Stars Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale).
And a new documentary, Kubrick by Kubrick, offers unique insights into the notoriously reclusive auteur. Director Gregory Monro talks about hearing Kubrick’s own voice for the first time.