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In the Electric Mist – Starring Tommy Lee Jones

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 22 January 2012

In the Electric Mist (2009)  Directed by Bertrand Tavernier, starring Tommy Lee JonesJohn GoodmanPeter SarsgaardKelly MacdonaldMary Steenburgen and Levon Helm.  In this crime drama, laced with magical realism, set in the bayou and back country of Louisiana, Tommy Lee Jones, portraying an recovering alcoholic, Vietnam veteran, parish police detective, investigates the murder of a young prostitute.  Though the cast is clearly top notch and the potential to be more is there in the portrayals by all of the major actors; unfortunately, their acting seems, somehow, somewhat uninspired.  The failure to really come together could very well be due to the poor screenwriting, based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke, that fails to create much tension or develop characters, and is otherwise equally ineffectual and splintered.  (PR)

See our posts on the films The Company Men, The Fugitive, starring Tommy Lee Jones and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones.

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An Education

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 1 February 2011

An Education, (DVD), 2009, directed by Lone Scherfig, with Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Alfred Molina. A talented young girl, Lynn (based on the true life story of the journalist Lynn Barber), disenchanted and bored with her narrow middle-class existence, meets an older man who charms her and introduces her to an exciting world of experience; she forfeits her chance of going to Oxford and opts for the school of life. Carey Mulligan is impressive as Lynn, the innocent but intelligent schoolgirl, who struggles to balance her studies and home life with the glamorous, sophisticated, and worldly one she was only able to dream about.  A film worth seeing with fine acting and a good script by the novelist Nick Hornby (HighFidelity, (1995), About a Boy, (1998), A Long Way Down (2005), Slam (2007), Juliet, Naked (2009)) (jlg)

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