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Guilty by Suspicion – Starring Robert De Niro & Annette Bening

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 29 December 2011

Guilty by Suspicion (1991)  Written and directed by Irwin Winkler (The Net (1995), Home of the Brave (2006)), starring Robert De Niro (Analyze This (1999), The Good Shepherd (2006), Limitless (2011) and many others), Annette Bening (American Beauty (1999), The Kids Are All Right (2010)) and others.  Robert De Niro is superb in this drama about a successful Hollywood film director, David Merrill, portrayed with great humanism by De Niro, in the midst of the Hollywood Blacklist and the U.S. Congress‘s House Un-American Activities Committee‘s witch-hunt for Communists in the film and television industry in the 1950s.  Merrill (De Niro) goes from high-flying, Hollywood insider to joblessness, tracked incessantly by the FBI, as are many of his friends and colleagues in the film industry, as we watch the devastating effects on individuals and families, and the anguish of their impossible moral dilemmas, brought about by the government in its fanatical pursuit of Communists, real or imagined.  The atmosphere of the film, and the detailed care given to its creation, is highly effective, the writing is almost always excellent, and the acting really very good; De Niro as Merrill is outstanding, naturally enough, but Annette Bening as Ruth Merrill, his estranged wife, is also, frankly, close to perfect.  Guilty by Suspicion is a must-see film, not simply for the atmosphere and the acting, but also as a relatively unsentimental look at a horrific chapter in American history. (PR)

See our posts on the films The Good Shepherd, directed by Robert De Niro, Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper with Robert De Niro, and What Just Happened starring Robert De Niro, Sean Penn and Bruce Willis.

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Chloe – Starring Julianne Moore & Liam Neeson

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 25 September 2011

Chloe (2009)(DVD) Directed by Atom Egoyan (Felicia’s Journey (1999), Where the Truth Lies (2005)), starring Julianne Moore (The Hours (2002), Children of Men (2006), A Single Man (2009), The Kids Are All Right (2010)), Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List (1993), Michael Collins (1996), Kinsey (2004), The Dark Knight Rises (2012, filming) and Amanda Seyfried (Jennifer’s Body (2009), Red Riding Hood (2011)).  Chloe is an erotic thriller, filmed in a truly lovely Toronto.  Liam Neeson is, as always, very good (especially considering his personal tragedy, the death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, in the middle of filming Chloe), Julianne Moore, lovely, of course, is also very good.  Definitely worth watching, for the ambiguity, Moore’s and Neeson’s, performances (and their stunning home), not to mention the erotic element. (PR)

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