The Force at work / La Force en action

The Force at work / La Force en action
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Thursday, July 16, 2015


IAN McKELLEN charms us once again with his interpretation of an aging Sherlock Holmes who plays down his myth to his new friend Roger played by MILO PARKER.

The performance of M. McKellen is deeply touching and the chemistry with newcomer Milo Parker reminds me of when I was a child in adoration before her grand-father. As the unlikely duo care for Mr. Holmes bees, they review Sherlock Holmes last case before he retired. LAURA LINNEY plays Roger's mother, Mrs. Munro, who is anxious about her son forming such a close bond with such an elderly man. In subdued intensity she conveys the characters worries about her child with every gesture.

This movie is more than the great performances, it is also a visual feast! The locations and set by MARTIN CHILDS, production designer and TOBIAS SCHLIESSER, director of photography, add magic to the tale of our favorite aging detective. Whether  on Baker Street in London or in Mr. Holmes country home, the eye is delighted by a precise and elegant attention to detail: the beauty of a plant on a windowsill overlooking the ocean, a gold rim china cup being filled with steaming tea, the gardens! And, of course, the impeccable costumes by KEITH MADDEN complete the excellence of the cinematographic experience.

This movie shows us how Mr. Holmes would've reacted to the disasters of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima as he goes to Japan in his quest for a cure to old age.

Ultimately, the movie makes us love Mr. Holmes all over again as even with failing memory, his ingenious spirit and intelligence shines through.

You must see this movie in the theatre to absorb its wonderfulness! Opens this week-end.


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