Your Favorite Moments of “Silent Acting”

Last week, Elvis Mitchell interviewed Sarah Polley on NPR's "The Treatment." They talked about Polley's new film, Away from Her, which stars Julie Christie.This led them to talking about how Polley was enthralled with Christie's performance in Doctor Zhivago.Mitchell then asked her if David Lean was an influence on her own creative work as a director.Polley's answer made me happy, so I'm sharing it... … [Read more...]

Looking Closer’s Film Forum: “Away from Her”

I'm eager to see Sarah Polley's directorial debut, Away from Her, because it is reported to include a brilliant performance by Julie Christie. But most of all, I want to see it for its subject. How often do filmmakers give moviegoers the privilege of deeply and carefully considering the lives and challenges of characters older than 40? Pshaw!! say the moviegoers, rushing out to keep Disturbia and Delta Farce in the top five at the box office.Oh well... Sarah Polley has never been one to … [Read more...]