In a rather strange twist that will leave tannies worldwide scratching their heads, and not just from itchy wigs, Walter Hill, the legendary producer of the Alien/Prometheus series, will be writing and directing Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
This might be a controversial headline for the PFC review of Iron Lady, but fear not, I haven’t gone over to the dark side and become an ultra-right-wing Thatcherite. It’s just my usual skewed thinking in light of the subtheme of this film: dementia and insanity, which as readers of this blog well know are as fascinating to me as filmmaking itself.
Annie Leibowitz’s portrait of Streep for Rolling Stone is still the definitive image of her.
There are parallels to be drawn between Margaret Thatcher, the longest-serving British prime minister of the twentieth century, and Joan of Arc, a saint who is a particular favorite of mine when I am making the case that almost all saints, prophets, and demigods of religions across the globe are textbook schizophrenics.