Stephen Frears’ PHILOMENA is a beautifully crafted film with a superb script. Steve Coogan has made the tale of searching for a lost child into a complex exploration of forgiveness. Both he and Judi Dench get my Oscar. Since I’ve last tapped out my blog I’ve seen Richard Ayoade’s THE DOUBLE and Ralph Fiennes’ THE INVISIBLE WOMAN: both very interesting films, highly original. All three films are connected by their portrayal of psychological states on screen, making them absorbing and emotionally and visually engaging. Go see them (the latter two not released till next spring) and tell me what you think! I still love film after so many years – check me out back in the day with Arnie on the set of TOTAL RECALL (the original version, down in Mexico City) – a true film nut!