The Primordial Darkness of ‘August: Osage County’

An alternative tagline for the screen version of August: Osage County could be “Streep and Roberts go darker than ever, fist in fist”. The thriller angle of this drama is seeing these two women, who have stunned audiences in award-winning biopics and the like for decades, revel in portraying what turned out to be possibly…

‘The Iron Lady’

The film opens with the most fragile, soft-spoken, elderly woman buying milk at a corner deli. She is shocked by the price. Following her home, we realize soon enough that she is not only fragile, but very dependent. The woman has dementia and keeps herself afloat by imagining her life is as it once was. Her…