Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a disgraced Nigerian doctor who has fled illegally to London, where he works as the night manager at a hotel, makes a grisly discovery: a human heart in a hotel toilet. Sensing that something's amiss, he starts probing – only to find out that the hotel he works for is a front for a black market for human… read more!
Movies Directed by Stephen Frears (in alphabetical order)
Yes, this is a granny movie. But I have a soft spot for granny movies. Proceed with this review accordingly. First of all, I'd like to establish the sub-classification of Meryl Streep movies that could be called "Lighter Streep for Older People", which have been rolling out for several summers now: Mamma Mia! in 2008, Julie & Julia in 2009, Hope Springs in 2012, Ricki… read more!
Nick Hornby's popular British novel has been refocused from slackers in London to slackers in Chicago, John Cusack's home town, and what do you know – it's John Cusack! In this film, Cusack plays a thirtysomething schlub named Rob, a not terribly with-it kind of guy who runs a barely-alive used record store, employs a couple of losers (the very… read more!
Despite its generic title and potentially boring subject matter – a few days in the life of today's British royalty – The Queen is a richly acted and utterly compelling look at the political machinations that went into place after the death of Princess Diana in 1997, when newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) eventually forced Queen Elizabeth… read more!