17 December 2017

Well, looks like someone got to his private parts before us

Rewatched this slice of Ang Lee genius this evening for the first time since seeing it in 1997, and what a treat it still is. I still remember the sense of quiet awe I felt emerging from the cinema in Haymarket having been absolutely engrossed by this marvelous, unpredictable adult drama with its tremendous performances from Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maguire, Sigourney Weaver, Elijah Wood and a scene-stealing turn by Katie Holmes. Cruelly overlooked by the awards ceremonies, apart from the supporting actress Bafta for Weaver, this is still a modern classic. If you've never seen The Ice Storm, you owe it to yourself. 


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