Samantha Morton

Morvern Callar

Samantha Morton and dead boyfriend in Morvern Callar

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 July   Mama Cass dies, 1974 On this day in 1974, Mama Cass Elliot, the large-size singer with the Mamas and the Papas, died from eating a ham sandwich. Except she didn’t. Die from eating a ham sandwich, I …

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Mister Lonely

Samantha Morton and Diego Luna in Mister Lonely

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 July   Papal infallibility proclaimed, 1870 On this day in 1870, the Catholic church declared that certain utterances by its pope were to be considered infallible – they could not be wrong. The Church had long held that pronouncements …

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Jesus’ Son

Samantha Morton and Billy Crudup in Jesus' Son

    The son in question is played by Billy Crudup, a near schizo drug user on a no-brain road to nowhere. But never mind Crudup, wait till you see the performance by Samantha Morton. When she was cast in Sweet And Lowdown, Woody Allen’s uncharacteristically misogynist film, Allen had her playing a mute. Even …

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