Gender roles and more importantly, our preconceived notions of them, are put into question in Rodrigo Garcia’s latest film, Albert Nobbs. Starring Glenn Close as a diminutive butler in 19th century Ireland. The very idea of her character is contradictory to what we would perceive as likely or proper for the times.
David Cronenberg’s latest film, A Dangerous Method, is an inside view of the three people who were very much on the forefront of psychiatry in the early 1900s. The triangles of academic, as well as, social conflict were on full display between the main characters. Keira Knightley portrays Sabrina Spielrein, a Russian woman tortured with her own diagnosis of hysteria. Her young psychiatrist, Carl Jung, played by the seemingly omnipresent Michael Fassbender. Jung’s mentor is the world famous Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), who counsels Jung in using “talking therapy” to help his patients, specifically Spielrein.
New Haywire trailer!
Steven Soderbergh’s new Bourne Indentity-esque thriller starring Gina Carano (former MMA Womens Champion) and Micheal Fassbender. Soderbergh’s past work on such films as History of Violence lends to this sort of quick fast action we see in this second trailer. I was not completely sold after seeing the first trailer, but this is a great improvement. They seem to be selling this one as a shoot first, ask questions later sort of action film. Knowing Soderbergh’s previous works I am not so sure that’s being very honest. Either way, having an attractive MMA fighter and stellar acting from Fassbender, Bill Paxton, Ewan McGregor, Micheal Douglass, and Antonio Banderas isn’t going to hurt. It will be interesting to see if Soderbergh can make an actor out of Gina Carano or will she just be the strong silent type. Looking forward to this one.