The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

Directed by Tony Richardson Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay) grows more rebellious after his father passes away, and an eventual robbery lands him in a juvenile detention center that doubles as an all-boys boarding school.  There he demonstrates an unmatched athletic ability that excites the adults who run the school and offers him special privilege over … Continue reading The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

Hanna (2011)

Directed by Joe Wright “Fairy tales to me are never happy, sweet stories. They’re moral stories about overcoming the dark side and the bad. I find it ironic that happy endings now are called fairytale endings because there’s nothing happy about most fairytale endings.” - Joe Wright Hanna is a modern day, action fairytale that … Continue reading Hanna (2011)