Cutie And The Boxer

BBBB (out of 5) Ushio Shinohara has enjoyed decades as a well respected painter and sculptor in New York, his pursuits gaining him fame though not much fortune. His wife Noriko, twenty years his junior, has been married to him for forty years ever since coming to New York as an art student and falling under…

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The Namesake

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel is brought to the big screen by director Mira Nair with wonderfully sentimental results. A Bengali man who has been living abroad goes back to India to find a wife, brings her to New York and they raise two children. The first of them, a son,…

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Vanity Fair

BBB (out of 5) Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon), the orphan child of artists who has no name or fortune, leaves the boarding school where she has worked for her education and enters the world armed with nothing but charm and ambition. Her best friend Amelia (Romola Garai) has position and is engaged since childhood to…

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