The 1960s are definitely "in" these days, thanks to the cult TV series Mad Men and a spate of high-profile independent features, including A Single Man, A Serious Man, and now An Education, with a screenplay by celebrated novelist Nick Hornby (About a Boy, High Fidelity). Hornby adapts British journalist Lynn Barber's memoir of her strange year in 1961 when,… read more!
Movies Directed by Lone Scherfig (in alphabetical order)
Italian for Beginners
The latest in the "official" Dogme films from Denmark, Italian for Beginners starts off in dark vein similar to the other entries in this mini-genre, but it brightens up as it rolls along, following a motley band of adults in small-town Denmark whose only fun comes from a weekly Italian class at the local college (and even then, they don't… read more!
This fictional account of British filmmakers making a propaganda drama during the early days of World War II takes an intriguing premise and bogs it down with clichés. But your mom will love it. Gemma Arterton stars as Catrin, a Welsh writer conscripted into the Ministry of Information's film division in order to add a "woman's touch" to their new project. Her task: to adapt the… read more!