Isobel Griffiths

Highlighted works

  • VOLVER

    VOLVER

    One of Pedro Almodóvar’s most consummate features, Volver sees the director reunited with old collaborators in a tale about coming to terms with the past.

  • Ae Fond Kiss...

    Ae Fond Kiss...

    A post 9/11 cross-cultural romance is the focus of Ken Loach’s award-winning feature, set in Glasgow.

  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    Ken Loach won his first Palme d’Or for his controversial depiction of two brothers who join the Republican Army in 1920 to fight for Irish independence.

  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    In the hands of British director Paul Greengrass, the third and most thrilling Bourne film proves that studio action movies need not be brainless.

  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys

    The imagination of director Terry Gilliam meets the star power of Bruce Willis in a fantasy inspired by Chris Marker’s haunting short film La Jetée.

  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz

    Edgar Wright’s action comedy sees a London cop transferred to a seemingly sleepy village.

  • An Education

    An Education

    Scripted by novelist Nick Hornby, this unusually upmarket coming-of-age story made an overnight sensation of Carey Mulligan as a precocious schoolgirl learning life lessons in early 1960s London.

  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia!

    This big-screen adaptation of the long-running stage hit sees assorted major stars breaking into Abba songs at every opportunity – and somehow getting away with it.

  • United 93

    United 93

    Cinema’s first full-length response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 was this documentary-style thriller by Britain’s Paul Greengrass.

  • The House of Mirth

    The House of Mirth

    An exemplary literary adaptation by Terence Davies that relates the decline of a society beauty in late 19th century New York.

  • The Hours

    The Hours

    Nicole Kidman won an Oscar as novelist Virginia Woolf in this complex drama exploring Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway through the experiences of women from different eras and places.

  • The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

    The second instalment of Peter Jackson’s lavish three-part fantasy charts the continuing quest of its heroes to destroy a powerful magical ring.

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