Rachel Weisz, favourite actress of this blog, is in a whole bunch of things this autumn. I’m struggling to keep up, frankly.
We’ve just seen her in “Page Eight”, and Empire magazine reports that she’s book-ending the 55th BFI London Film Festival by starring in opening film “360”, the latest by Fernando Meirelles. The keen-eyed amongst you might have spotted that they last collaborated on “The Constant Gardener”, which, of course, won Weisz her Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
Closing the festival is “The Deep Blue Sea”, Terence Davies’ latest, a tale of self-destructive love and – I’m just guessing here, as this is a Davies film – abject sadness set in 1950’s Britain.
It also stars Tom Hiddleston, whom you might remember from “Thor”, this summer’s Marvel Comics extravaganza, where he played Loki, not so much as a typically hammy villain as more eerily redolent of Peter Mandelson on a super heroic power trip.
And that’s only the early part of the Autumn. We’ve also got “The Whistleblower” and “Dream House” to look forward to. Well, that’s if you want to see “Dream House” – it’s possessed of the most ludicrously, spoiler-filled trailer that I’ve seen in an age.
You genuinely don’t feel that you need to see the film – it would appear that each twist is lovingly and carefully revealed without regard for paying punters who might not want to know the entire freaking story before seeing the flick.