Tag Archives: Naomi Watts

May 19

Chuck

Former heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner is not a name that may ring bells for many people. Chances are good though that you have heard about at least one of the two achievements he takes great pride in. The first of which was the fact that he lasted 15 rounds against boxing legend Muhammad Ali, even […]

January 05

The Auteurs: David Lynch (Part 3)

Part 3: (1993-2002) After several highs and lows, this particular period found David Lynch defying expectations. While he continued to make films that challenged audiences, he also showed that he was still more than capable of making works that had mainstream appeal. Hotel Room After two-years of working in television, David Lynch was planning to […]

July 24

The Nominee: Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts’ filmography is one of great variety.  Since she wowed critics and audiences alike in her role in David Lynch’s psychological thriller, Mulholland Drive, she has appeared in several films, all very different from the other. Mulholland Drive launched Watts’ career, bringing her out from under the radar and into the consciousness of filmmakers […]

June 09

The Auteurs: Alejandro González Iñárritu

One of the key figures in the new wave of Mexican films, Alejandro González Iñárritu has managed to bring something intriguing to the world of film. His unflinching depictions of death and despair often speak to the universal struggles and complexities within humanity. Recently winning an Oscar for his fifth film, and currently working on […]

February 03

The Auteurs: Noah Baumbach

One of the new voices to emerge in the mid-1990s, Noah Baumbach is a filmmaker that has a talent for making compelling films about people dealing with changes in their lives. After bursting onto the scene with his first feature film in 1995’s Kicking and Screaming, his career came to a brief halt following back-to-back […]

November 10

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) explores a week in the life of a once-famous film star, Riggan Thompson (Michael Keaton who plays the role with a sense of gravitas), as he tries to mount a comeback on Broadway. Haunted by his decision to walk way for the third […]

October 10

St. Vincent

We first meet Vincent (Bill Murray) in bed with a pregnant Russian prostitute, Daka (Naomi Watts), whose romantic services he is unable to fully pay for. The few schillings that the cantankerous retiree does have get drowned in the local watering hole he frequently inhabits. In one of his typical drunken hazes, Vincent not only […]