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Michael Winterbottom: Best of modern British Cinema

James Luckard
 
Everyday [DVD]
Everyday [DVD]
"His latest film, shot over the course of 5 years."
Trishna [Blu-ray]
Trishna [Blu-ray]
"His third Hardy adaptation, this time "Tess" set stunningly (and quite appropriately)  in modern India."
The Trip [DVD]
The Trip [DVD]
"Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their roles from Tristram Shandy as "Steve Coogan" and "Rob Brydon"."
The Killer Inside Me [Blu-ray]
The Killer Inside Me [Blu-ray]
"His controversial period American noir film."
Shock Doctrine [DVD] [2009]
Shock Doctrine [DVD] [2009]
"Powerful documentary based on Naomi Klein's bestselling book."
Genova [DVD] [2008]
Genova [DVD] [2008]
"A moody family drama with shades of "Don't Look Now"."
A Mighty Heart [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
A Mighty Heart [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
"Jolie is superb as Mariane Pearl during the search for her husband, reporter Danny Pearl, kidnapped by Islamist terrorists."
The Road To Guantanamo [DVD]
The Road To Guantanamo [DVD]
"A searing indictment of how America has thrown away its most basic principles in the War on Terror. Won the Silver Bear at Berlin in February."
Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story [DVD] [2006] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story [DVD] [2006] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Ferociously intelligent and loads of fun. This American DVD is the only way to get the theatrical 2.35:1 aspect ratio, the UK disc is open matte 1.78:1, as with IN THIS WORLD."
Nine Songs [Blu-ray]
Nine Songs [Blu-ray]
"His most controversial film. Directors like Kubrick and Ridley Scott had talked about shooting a serious porno for years, Winterbottom finally did it and did it well."
Code 46 [2003] [DVD]
Code 46 [2003] [DVD]
""Blade Runner" meets "Lost In Translation." A deleriously romantic fever dream of a sci-fi film noir mystery. Shot, gorgeously, on location in Shanghai, India and Dubai."
In This World [DVD] [2003] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
In This World [DVD] [2003] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Stunning documentary-style fictional tale of two Afghan refugees who trek overland to Britain, seeking a better life in the UK. 2.35 theatrical version only available as a US import."
Twenty Four Hour Party People [DVD] [2002]
Twenty Four Hour Party People [DVD] [2002]
"Wonderfully lively history of Factory Records and the Manchester music scene in the 1980's, through the eyes of the showman at the heart of it all."
The Claim [DVD] [2001]
The Claim [DVD] [2001]
"Winterbottom's grittily realistic western is a retelling of "The Mayor of Casterbridge" set in 1860's California. It features gorgeous photography and a stunning cast of independent film greats."
Wonderland [DVD]
Wonderland [DVD]
"A simple masterpiece. A symphony of London life, with a breathtakingly lovely score by Michael Nyman."
With Or Without You [DVD]
With Or Without You [DVD]
"Belfast-set sex comedy about a couple trying to have a baby and having their marital fidelity tested at the same time. Charming but slight, probably his most mainstream and approachable work."
I Want You (Beloved) [1998] [DVD]
I Want You (Beloved) [1998] [DVD]
"Hypnotically weird tale of lust and murder, gorgeously photographed. Not much narrative, but plenty of atmosphere."
Welcome To Sarajevo [DVD]
Welcome To Sarajevo [DVD]
"A crisply told story of reporters covering the siege of Sarajevo. Filmed on location, it feels authentic, in spite of being Winterbottom's most Hollywood-looking production."
Jude [DVD]
Jude [DVD]
"Winterbottom's film of his favorite novel is grim but full of life and a showcase for the dazzling, pre-stardom Kate Winslet. The UK DVD is pan and scan. Track the American disc down used instead."
Go Now [VHS] [1995]
Go Now [VHS] [1995]
"His BBC television film about a man who learns he has multiple sclerosis, is moving without resorting to easy sentimentality. The Australian DVD is easily found at eBay."
Butterfly Kiss [DVD]
Butterfly Kiss [DVD]
"His first feature shows immense potential and uses The Cranberries' "No Need To Argue" to heartbreaking effect."
Family [DVD]
Family [DVD]
"His breakthrough TV miniseries, about a struggling working class Dublin family."
Cracker: The Mad Woman In The Attic [DVD]
Cracker: The Mad Woman In The Attic [DVD]
"Winterbottom directed the feature-length pilot episode, a fascinating serial killer thriller about an amnesiac prime suspect who wants to know if he's guilty as much as the police do."
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries [DVD] [2007]
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries [DVD] [2007]
"Directed feature-length episode "Death At The Bar.""
Michael Winterbottom: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
Michael Winterbottom: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)
"Volume from the fantastic series which compiles press interviews from throughout the careers of major directors."