Now that award season is over, I am looking forward to seeing what the new collection of films will bring. In the meantime, I've been catching up on other movies I've missed through the months and years.
Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley team up in Learning to Drive, to portray two people from very different backgrounds. New Yorker Wendy (Clarkson) is getting divorced and decides she wants to learn how to drive. Darwan(Kingsley), originally from India, teaches people how to drive. During their time together, each one learns much from the other. It was very, very good.
Iris is a documentary about Iris Apfel, the 90-something, New York style maven of fashion and interior design. She has quite a wealth of experience and knowledge. She has traveled the world collecting clothing, accessories and textiles for her personal use, as well as foe her past businesses. Her personal style of dress is big and her astounding collection of accessories helps her live out loud. This film is a delightful peak into her life. I enjoyed it.
In The Intern, Robert De Niro plays Ben, a retired 70-year-old who answers an ad for unorthodox new program a hipster company has placed. They are looking for senior, as in older people, interns. Anne Hathaway plays Jules, the head of the company. At first, Jules isn't so sure about this old man who is assigned to her, but soon she starts to see the possibilities. It was very delightful to watch. I liked this movie.
That's all for this week.