Articles Tagged 'Brighton Rock'


11 Great British Gangster Films

The British gangster movie, whether played as a caper, a comedy, a musical or a deadly serious thriller, has a distinctly different tone of voice to similarly criminal films from other parts of the world. There may be common themes—sex, violence, a certain devil-may-care attitude towards the feelings of other people, and at some point […]

There is Nothing Like a Dame…Miraculous Helen Mirren

Is there a harder working actress, senior division, than Dame Helen Mirren? The 66-year-old Oscar-winner has two films in theaters right now, The Debt and Brighton Rock, and a third, The Door, already completed. And just last month, she stepped in at the last minute for an ailing Bette Midler, taking over her role in […]


Andrea Riseborough: Madonna Has ‘Incredible Focus’ as Director, Wallis Simpson ‘Inspiring’ and ‘Sad’

Things have never been so good for 29-year-old British actress Andrea Riseborough, whose career is rapidly ascending. Her talents have been displayed on screen at the Venice Film Festival, where the eagerly awaited film W.E. — directed by Madonna — has had its world premiere. Riseborough plays the American socialite Wallis Simpson, who married King […]

‘Brighton Rock’ With Helen Mirren Will Hit U.S. Theaters

Some great news: Brighton Rock, the acclaimed new adaptation of Graham Greene‘s classic novel, will be seen in U.S. theaters this summer, thanks to IFC. The film depicts the story of Pinkie, a lowly gangster who romances a naive, lonely waitress, Rose, after she discovers evidence he committed murder. Fans of British cinema will certainly […]