As a script writer for hire and UK script consultant I caught up with Michael Winterbottom’s ‘Greed’ this week. A kind of comedy biography of a UK retail tycoon, not unlike Arcadia Group’s disgraced (but still stomping around) ‘Sir’ Phillip Green (last time I call him ‘Sir’ here).
At the start of this blogpost I have to point out that The Wizard of Lies (2017) is a HBO TV Movie, that is, a TV movie, premiering on the small screen and starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer and directed by Barry Levinson.
As the busiest UK script consultant and script writer for hire in the business I’m a big fan of director Jonathon Glazer. ‘Sexy Beast’ is a great fun movie, and ‘Under the Skin’ is a masterpiece I think. Birth (2004) falls somewhere in between and maybe down the cracks as well.