Brick Lane (Sarah Gavron, UK 2007)

Brick Lane

Cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Naeema Begum
Directed by Sarah Gavron
Written by Abi Morgan, Laura Jones
Based on the novel by Monica Ali
Music: Jocelyn Pook
Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
Editing: Melanie Oliver

Deep Impact (Mimi Leder, USA 1998)

Deep Impact

An interesting mix of personages: a woman that has her daughter around when she’s at work, cosmonauts as parents, an ‘old’ man as cosmonaut, a black president (years before Obama), a teenager boy and girl getting married…  but too scattered along the mainline of the story.

Cast: Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Morgan Freeman, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave
Directed: Mimi Leder
Written: Michael Tolkin, Bruce Joel Rubin
Music: James Horner
Cinematography: Dietrich Lohmann
Editing: Paul Cichocki, David Rosenbloom

The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer, USA 2015)

The Fits

A mysterious and fascinating movie, though at times the tension falls away

Cast: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Makyla Burnam, Da’Sean Minor, Inayah Rodgers, Antonio A.B. Grant Jr., Lauren Gibson
Director: Anna Rose Holmer
Writer: Saela Davis, Anna Rose Holmer, Lisa Kjerulff
Cinematographer: Paul Yee
Editor: Saela Davis
Composer: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans