Sat, 15 March 2014
Heather and Paul look at two films that reflect the many moods of director Jonathan Demme. First: BELOVED, his 1998 film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, starring Oprah Winfrey as an African-American woman living in post-Civil War Ohio whose home is haunted, literally, by the terrible legacy of her experiences as a slave; then, MARRIED TO THE MOB, his goofy 1988 comedy starring Michelle Pfeiffer as a gangster's widow who tries to start a brand-new life for herself and her son, only to be pursured by an amorous mob boss as well as a clean-cut FBI agent. Toni Morrison or Tony the Tiger: which will prevail?
Plus: our quick takes on GRAVITY, WHEN FATHER WAS AWAY ON BUSINESS, JE T'AIME, JE T'AIME, CHEAP THRILLS, and NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 1.