Sunday, January 27, 2008


I finally saw Atonement a few days ago and I can't get it out of my head. Everything in the film works brilliantly.

Ms T gets very annoyed by Keira Knightley (or it could be my reaction to Ms Knightley she gets annoyed about) but the fact is she is great in this film, and James McAvoy also deserves the awards he's going to win for his performance.

But the real star is the direction and editing which thrills you; it's a wonderful take on McEwan's book which I was planning to write about here too - then realised the Av Club had already done it, and masterfully into the bargain. Don't read Tasha Robinson's piece till you've seen the film and read the book because it's spoilertastic.

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