Little Children

Todd Field is a genius director. That’s all there is to it. His 2004 hit In the Bedroom was universally recognized as a terrific film, and Little Children was nothing short of fantastic. The film is based on the book by Tom Perrotta. Read my review of the book here. Field wrote the screenplay, as well as directed. Sarah (Kate Winslet) is a feminist. A a former member of the intelligentsia who came this close to getting a master’s... Read More

Little Children – A Book Review

Tom Perrotta’s book Little Children is one of the most engaging books I’ve read since the Harry Potter series.  The author of Joe College and Election has proved once again that he is a master writer. Sarah is a feminist.  A a former bi-sexual activist, with a man-ish figure, who has strong opinions on literature and used to avoid shaving her legs.  She was tricked into marriage to a middle aged man named Richard by the thought of being... Read More

In the Bedroom

Todd Field is rapidly becoming, for me at least, one of the most exciting directing talents making movies today.  His 2006 hit Little Children gives me goosebumps every time I watch it.  In the Bedroom was released in 2001 to wide, critical acclaim, and for good reason. The story centers around lovers Frank (Nick Stahl) and Natalie (Marisa Tomei) and Frank’s parents Matt (Tom Wilkinson) Ruth (Sissy Spacek).  Frank is a successful college... Read More