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Christopher Plummer

VENICE 2015 – Remember (2015)

Move over Neeson, Costner, Brosnan and Penn, if you want to see how a geriatric thriller should be done, Christopher Plummer and Atom Egoyan have schooled us all. There’s no need for cavalier violence, regular explosions or the unnecessary…

The Tempest (2010)

Now that Christopher Plummer has won a much-deserved Academy Award (for his role in Beginners, but certainly also for his lifetime achievement in cinema), it seems appropriate to take a look at one of his recent stage ventures. As a…

Hamlet At Elsinore (1964)

Being a native Dane, it is a special thrill for me to see a Hamlet adaptation actually shot at Kronborg Castle in Elsinore – a castle that was newly built in Shakespeare’s day, and has an entire church built into it. I have been to the…

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The only question is, Why?  Barely is the 2009 original language version of Stieg Larsson's pulp procedural out of US art houses than here comes a bigger budget English language film distributed in the mainstream cineplexes. David Fincher's…

Starcrash (1978)

There's an easy and overused comment thrown at critics who have gleefully written a scathing review of any movie. "Have you done better?" is the comment often bandied about. Or "what films have YOU made?" is another variant on it. Which is…

Beginners (2010)

Late bloomers In the semi-autobiographical second feature by Mike Mills (of the 2005 Thumbsucker), a 38-year-old man called Oliver (Ewan McGregor) discovers his father is gay only when his mother dies after his parents have been married for…

My Dog Tulip (2009)

 My Dog Tulip is a vivid account—taken from the pages of J.R. Ackerley's memoir—of the 15 years spent with his "ideal friend", Tulip, an Alsatian (commonly known as a German Shepherd) he rescued from an abusive and neglectful home when she…