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

The End Of The Affair (Neil Jordan, UK 1999)

The End Of The Affair

“You can’t go on fighting (God), it’s only love after all”
This version focuses on love as a transcendenting force, expressing itself in religious fervor for her and in hate for him. The discourse around religion and belief is however much less sophisticated than in the original version of 1955.

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Rea, Julianne Moore, Heather Jay Jones, James Bolam
Written and Directed: Neil Jordan
Based On The Novel by Graham Greene
Music: Michael Nyman
Cinematography: Roger Pratt
Editing: Tony Lawson

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 Space Between Us (Peter Chelsom, USA 2017)

The Space Between Us

The key roles given to women do not redeem the awful script and mediocre direction / The original idea deserves a better treatment

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman
Director: Peter Chelsom
Writer: Allan Loeb
Writer (story): Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis, Allan Loeb
Cinematographer: Barry Peterson
Editor: David Moritz
Composer: Andrew Lockington