stephen frears

Remembering Stephen Frears’ THE GRIFTERS

Director Stephen Frears’ The Grifters is an exceptional noir, based on Jim Thompson’s hard-boiled 1963 novel. John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening star in this stylish thriller which hits all the right notes (they might even give [...]

March 3, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Stephen Frears’ THE PROGRAM

Stephen Frears’ The Program is an interesting look at the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. The film though is too lean to get into the nitty-gritty of the events and it comes across as very superficial. This is a shame, because Ben Foster’s [...]

February 23, 2021

Making A Female Version Of HIGH FIDELITY Is A Terrible Idea

What came first – the news of the all-female High Fidelity reboot or the misery? High Fidelity really doesn’t need to be remade from a woman’s perspective. Stephen Frear’s film (and source material by Nick Hornby) was perfectly good from a [...]

April 7, 2018