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« Reply #470 on: March 07, 2017, 08:02:42 pm »

jeff wants his pick, dammit!   Wink

Just freeing up Ben Whishaw for someone else.  Grin
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« Reply #471 on: March 09, 2017, 05:00:46 pm »

Ya'll can have Ben Whishaw. I'll take Billy Howle, thank you very much.  Grin

(He's the blue-eyed beauty in the checked shirt to the right of Charlotte Rampling.)




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Billy Howle: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Published on Mar 4, 2017


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Three old friends we know from the world of London Spy--




Jim Broadbent: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Published on Mar 4, 2017





Harriet Walter: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Published on Mar 4, 2017





Charlotte Rampling: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Published on Mar 4, 2017


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Here you are!




Billy Howle: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Published on Mar 4, 2017




Thank you, John.  Smiley
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« Reply #474 on: March 09, 2017, 05:47:39 pm »

Thank you, John.  Smiley


You're welcome, Jeff!


Meanwhile, some people were not in London Spy--
(Sorry, the repetitive framing of the snippets of interview is annoying.)




Joe Alwyn: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Published on Mar 4, 2017





Emily Mortimer: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
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Michelle Dockery: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
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Freya Mavor: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
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« Reply #475 on: March 09, 2017, 06:01:00 pm »


Book author, screenwriter and film director of The Sense of an Ending--
(Again, as I said, the repetitive framing of the snippets of interview is annoying. Sorry!)




Julian Barnes: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
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Nick Payne: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
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Ritesh Batra: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
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Behind the Scenes--and no stupid framing!  Roll Eyes




Behind the Scenes: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Published on Mar 9, 2017

Charlotte Rampling, Emily Mortimer, Jim Broadbent, and Harriet Walter
describe what it's like to work on set with director Ritesh Batra.
Ritesh Batra on how he works with actors and why he likes making films.

In theaters March 10, 2017



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« Reply #477 on: March 09, 2017, 06:41:49 pm »

Full 35 minutes--lovely!!   Smiley

(Very interesting for me--that interview was filmed in the middle of where I went to school more than forty years ago, NYU, and around the block where I had dinner less than a month ago: Lafayette on Lafayette Street.)




Jim Broadbent, Ritesh Batra and Harriet Walter
Discuss Their Film, THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Published on Mar 8, 2017




Join director Ritesh Batra ("The Lunchbox") as he joins his cast, Jim Broadbent and Harriet Walter, discussing their new film "The Sense of an Ending." Based on Julian Barnes' best-selling book, the film tells the story of Tony Webster (Broadbent) who leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Interview at 692 Broadway in NYC for BUILD Series.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/movies/the-sense-of-an-ending-review.html


The Sense of an Ending
and the Elusiveness of Truth

by GLENN KENNY
March 9, 2017


Jim Broadbent in “The Sense of an Ending,” directed by Ritesh Batra.
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Adapted from a brief but emotionally potent 2011 novel by Julian Barnes, “The Sense of an Ending” initially honors its source material by taking clever, inventive cinematic liberties with it. The book, a first-person account of its aged protagonist, Tony Webster, has a bifurcated structure: “how I remembered these events” and “what really happened.” Flashbacks arrive in blink-and-you-miss-them bursts that then expand to explain the significance of a look or a gesture; memory becomes a form of time travel, putting Tony (Jim Broadbent)  inside his own recollections, taking the place of his young self.

An unexpected legacy touches off reminders of his student days, his first love, his most significant friendship. All of these seem far away from the life he has come to live, as a tidy, proper and emotionally detached camera shop owner, mostly in the company of his ex-wife (Harriet Walter) and daughter (Michelle Dockery). We suspect there are sad reasons for this; we soon learn they are worse than sad, and Tony will have to face his part in them.

Freya Mavor and Charlotte Rampling are hauntingly enigmatic and ravishing as his former love, young and old, and Joe Alwyn as the ex-friend is charismatically cerebral. Directed by Ritesh Batra from a screenplay by Nick Payne, the film maintains intrigue and emotional magnetism as its mystery unfolds. Unfortunately, it goes wobbly in the last quarter, as Tony’s refusal to face up to his past actions begins to look less willful and more stupid. The film then totters into a redemptive sentimentality that wouldn’t even play if it were made to seem more earned.



The Sense of an Ending

Director Ritesh Batra
Writers Julian Barnes, Nick Payne

Stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Emily Mortimer, James Wilby, Edward Holcroft, Billy Howle, Freya Mavor, Joe Alwyn, Peter Wight. Hilton McRae, Jack Loxton, Timothy Innes, Andrew Buckle


Rating PG-13 for language and sexuality
Running time 1h 48m.
Genre Drama

Opens March 10, 2017

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The Sense of an Ending
withholds endlessly, squandering a terrific
Jim Broadbent

by Mike D'Angelo
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March 9, 2017 12:00 AM



The Sense of an Ending:   C+   Community Grade: B-



Despite a title that suggests impending resolution, The Sense Of An Ending starts testing the viewer’s patience—very much by design—almost immediately. Early in the film, a semi-retired camera-store owner named Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) receives a registered letter as he’s leaving his house. Tony sticks the letter in his pocket without opening it, leaving us to wonder what it contains. A bit later, in his shop, he remembers the letter, pulls it out, starts to open it… but a customer knocks on the door, and Tony sets the letter aside. Even when he does finally read the thing, later still, we get only a split-second look at the contents, with no voice-over or explanation. What’s in the damn letter already?! The question finally gets answered shortly thereafter, but that revelation only serves to introduce further mysteries. Indeed, the entire movie consists of this same delayed-gratification tactic, as significant events from Tony’s past are first teased and then revealed a bit at a time, via numerous flashbacks. A little of that sort of thing can be invigorating. Push it too far, however, and it starts to feel like a pointless game of narrative Keep Away.

That’s a shame, because Broadbent gives a terrific performance in the central role. Self-absorption is a trait that’s hard to convey without becoming overly broad, but Broadbent, defying his surname, makes Tony profoundly uninterested in most other people without emptying him of all compassion or empathy. Consequently, it takes a while to recognize that The Sense Of An Ending is essentially a portrait of a jerk. The story, as it slowly unfolds—or, more accurately, is unearthed—concerns an item that’s been willed to Tony by the recently deceased mother of a long-ago ex-girlfriend, Veronica (played in flashback by Freya Mavor and in the present day by Charlotte Rampling). Veronica refuses to surrender the item, however, and Tony’s efforts to secure it lead him to relate the relevant buried details to his ex-wife (Harriet Walter), his pregnant daughter (Michelle Dockery), and some old school chums. Much of this intrigue involves a particularly close friendship between the younger Tony (played by Billy Howle) and a sensitive boy named Adrian (Joe Alwyn), which develops into a love triangle with Veronica, and perhaps into more.

The Sense Of An Ending very likely works better in its original form, as an award-winning novel (2011 Man Booker Prize) written by Julian Barnes. For one thing, the book employs Tony as a first-person narrator—and a rather unreliable one, by all reports. Director Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox ), working from a script by playwright Nick Payne, does his best to approximate this by linking most of the flashbacks to scenes in which Tony is telling someone what had happened many years earlier. The effect isn’t quite the same, though, minus Tony’s internal monologue; his evasions and misrepresentations inevitably come across on screen more like a structural gimmick than like a character flaw, though it’s clearly the latter that’s intended. Plus, Batra undermines his own efforts by repeatedly lingering on images that he wants us to remember, signaling their importance when they’re still meant to seem innocuous. (There’s also a big twist that’ll be guessed well in advance by anyone familiar with Ebert’s Law Of Economy Of Characters.) Hype can lead to disappointment. Sometimes, it’s better to just show what’s in the envelope right away.


The Sense of an Ending

Director: Ritesh Batra

Running time: 108m
Rating: PG-13


Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Emily Mortimer, James Wilby, Edward Holcroft, Billy Howle, Freya Mavor, Joe Alwyn, Peter Wight. Hilton McRae, Jack Loxton, Timothy Innes, Andrew Buckle


Availability: Select theaters March 10

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