Cultural Life: Jodhi May, actress
Friday 09 January 2009
I love Clint Eastwood's films. 'Changeling' was beautifully shot and crafted to perfection. Erick Zonca's 'Julia' is a crazy, exhilarating film; Tilda Swinton is compelling.
The 'Bob Dylan Chronicles', a meandering stroll through his mind and times; 'Baghdad Burning', a fascinating diary of daily life by a young Iraqi woman; Haruki Murakami's 'After Dark'.
While filming in Johannesburg, I saw a great play at the Market Theatre, 'Silent Voice', about carjackers. The actors brought a raw energy and humour to a dark subject. 'The Year of Magical Thinking' was mesmerising; Vanessa Redgrave was extraordinary. I also enjoyed the Juliette Binoche dance piece 'in-i'; funny, tender, just a joy to watch.
'Stuart: A Life Backwards' was brilliant; it was directed by David Attwood, with whom I've just finished working. 'Sweet Bird of Youth' was a reminder of how dazzling Paul Newman was.
I've been listening to Beck's 'Modern Guilt' and Grace Jones's 'Island Life'.
The Francis Bacon exhibition was amazing.
'Defiance', starring Jodhi May, opens in cinemas today
ReviewThese heroes in a half shell should have been left in hibernation
Sek, k'athjilari! (That’s “yes, definitely” to non-native speakers).TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Are you ready for Crazy Doritos, the red-hot snack food craze sweeping Mexico’s streets?
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
Breaking Bad season 6 is still not happening
Doctor Who, Flatline - review: Clara isn’t half bad as the Time Lord
Downton Abbey review series 5, episode 5: Period drama falls disappointingly flat
Star Wars memorabilia called a 'bit of plastic' on Antiques Roadshow by Fiona Bruce valued at £50,000
Fury, film review: Brad Pitt gives intriguing performance as unsympathetic war hero
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage