Kristin Scott Thomas

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Film: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

This winning British movie, in which rumpled fisheries expert Fred (McGregor) and sleek exec Harriet (Emily Blunt) help realize the dream project of a sheik, brings to mind the classic Ealing comedies that starred Guinness.
Swimming upstream
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  March 09, 2012
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Review: Love Crime

Love Crime deconstructs the genre by showing how to put together a mystery in order to deceive and manipulate those who would try to take it apart.
A deconstruction of the mystery genre
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 07, 2011
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Review: Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key is a superior "woman in the present becomes obsessed with woman in the past" narrative.
A compelling interplay of tensions
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 05, 2011

Review: Leaving

Kristin Scott Thomas doffs her native language, a recent tendency toward shrewishness, and a couple of sundresses to play an elegant South-of-France housewife hot for an ex-con builder.
Kristin Scott Thomas stays cool
By ALICIA POTTER  |  January 14, 2011

Review: Nowhere Boy

John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) was a handful as a teen.
Is that really how the Beatles met?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2010

Review: Easy Virtue

Jessica Biel stretches beyond her usual bimbo persona to attain some class in Stephan Elliott's adaptation of the Noël Coward play.
Jessica Biel does Noël Coward!
By TOM MEEK  |  May 29, 2009


Martyr complex

This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009

I’ve Loved You So Long

So which portrayal of a victimized woman will win an Oscar this year?  
A crass and pretentious soap opera
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2008

The Other Boleyn Girl

Though both lead actresses give admirable performances, they’re held captive (and kept clothed) by Peter Morgan’s flat script.
A neutered affair
By PETER HYMAN  |  February 27, 2008

La Doublure|The Valet

Have the French cornered the market on light comedy?
Deeper than it appears
By TOM MEEK  |  April 25, 2007

Keeping Mum

In Niall Johnson’s minor but enjoyable British black comedy, Maggie Smith is a Mary Poppins–like houseservant with a penchant for homicide who’s the new hire, out in the provinces, of a British family in distress. Watch the trailer for Keeping Mum  
Mr. Belvedere with a cleaver
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 27, 2006