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Rachel Weisz Tuesdays

It's a Terence Davies film. Don't expect uplifting, do expect poignancy aplenty...

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.

Just a guess - this will not end well.

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.

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Rachel Weisz Tuesdays

Yep, still lovely.

You know, if we are to continue along this road of printing a random picture of Rachel Weisz, why not make it somewhat more worthwhile?

To whit – Rachel Weisz Tuesdays (Now incorporating Fluffrick’s ‘Rachel Weisz Movie of the Week’).

This week – “The Brothers Bloom”. Rian Johnson’s follow-up to “Brick” is a much lighter affair, a caper movie about cons, con artists and multiple layers of duplicity, obfuscation and confusion.

It’s a load of fun, certainly as idiosyncratic as “Brick” was, and very much the product of a film maker who has a singular vision which is really worth seeing. Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody star as the titular brothers, grifters who have become estranged and reunite to reel in eccentric heiress, Penelope (the Weisz).

Let’s count it off – great cast, wonderful European locations, whimsy to spare, fantastic score, Ricky Jay narration, cool cameos from previous Rian Johnson collaborators and the Weisz rocking a skateboard.

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