Sunday, October 21, 2007

Control

Guys, if you have the opportunity to see Anton Corbijn's "Control," run and check it out! I saw it this past Friday and absolutely loved it. The cinematography is mouth-watering, the Joy Division music (performed by the actors themselves) is quite delectable, and the performances superb. I was particularly impressed with Sam Riley, who plays the doomed poet/songwriter/singer Ian Curtis with astonishing precision, complexity and love. I wouldn't be surprised to see him get a nomination come Oscar time--he's that good. The always reliable Samantha Morton is excellent here. She adds so many layers to a role that might have been quite forgettable in the hands of a less-experienced actor.

Here's the preview:



It is a remarkable film directing debut by Corbijn--I can't wait to see what he does next.

2 comments:

jfc68 said...

I am looking forward to seing this one, and Sam Riley's performance.

This young actor looks fantastic. He is presently filming "Franklyn" in London, with Eva Green, the daughter of Marlene Jobert, and with Ryan Philippe. This could be another good movie for next year.

Anton Corbijn started as a director for video clips, just like Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and several new directors of the "Quirky New Wave". Quite interesting.

Cotillard-Admin said...

Riley is excellent, I can't say enough good things about him. I'd never heard of him before watching this, so it was a real treat to see such an exciting new actor arriving on the scene. I hope you get to see the film soon--it's quite the accomplishment.