Damian Lewis in The Silent Storm

I wrote about Norman Harris, probably the most romantic Damian Lewis character, two weeks ago here. And as I was thinking about kind and caring Norman, I was also thinking about Damian’s versatility that he does not have a “screen persona” and he can play any character that comes his way. And I asked myself a question: What Damian Lewis character is the anti-thesis of Norman Harris? Well, the answer came to me in the form of the stern Presbyterian minister Balor McNeil.

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Have you seen The Silent Storm yet?

The Silent Storm is slow. It is heavy. It is intense. And, lucky me, that is exactly how I like my movies. So the movie, with powerful performances by two seasoned actors (Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough) and a brilliant new comer (Ross Anderson) coupled with the stunning island scenery and psalms sung a capella speaks to me just right. And here is my take on the movie, without any major spoilers, studying Damian’s character more than anything else. Continue reading “Damian Lewis in The Silent Storm”

The Silent Storm Makes Landfall: Slow. Heavy. Intense.

We have been waiting for The Silent Storm to make its landfall in the US since its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival about two years ago. Now that it is finally out for streaming on Amazon and iTunes and on DVD on Netflix, I am happy to report I have seen the movie twice and LOVED it.

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Left to Right: Damian Lewis, Andrea Riseborough, Barbara Broccoli, Corinna McFarlane, Ross Anderson and Nicky Bentham at BFI London Film Festival, October 14, 2014, source: neon-films.co.uk

The Silent Storm is slow. It is heavy. It is intense. And, lucky me, that is exactly how I like my movies. So the movie, with powerful performances by two seasoned actors (Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough) and a brilliant new comer (Ross Anderson) coupled with the stunning island scenery and psalms sung a capella speaks to me just right. And here is my take on the movie, without any major spoilers, studying Damian’s character more than anything else. Continue reading “The Silent Storm Makes Landfall: Slow. Heavy. Intense.”

The Silent Storm is finally OUT on Netflix, iTunes and Amazon!

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The long wait is finally over! The Silent Storm is now available for streaming on Amazon and iTunes and on DVD on Netflix. I have not been able to find the DVD on Amazon; however, I will keep trying.

We talked about the movie and the team behind as well as in front of the camera earlier here. We will bring you our own review(s) of the movie once we see the movie – cannot wait! Today let us turn our attention to the man at the center of the brewing storm: Balor McNeil.  Continue reading “The Silent Storm is finally OUT on Netflix, iTunes and Amazon!”

MEET Damian Lewis as Balor McNeil in The Silent Storm

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May is the month of Damian-mania in the UK for sure. Wolf Hall received the BAFTA TV award for Best Drama on May 8, Billions has hit TV screens on May 12 and Our Kind of Traitor has hit the big screen on May 13. And the long wait is finally over for The Silent Storm. The film is coming to a theatre near you in the UK and Ireland on May 20. You can always check imdb.com for release dates in other countries.

We talked about the movie and the team behind as well as in front of the camera earlier here. So, now it’s time to turn our attention to the man at the center of the brewing storm: Balor McNeil. Continue reading “MEET Damian Lewis as Balor McNeil in The Silent Storm”

Coming soon: Damian Lewis in The Silent Storm *UPDATED*

source: BFI London Film Festival
source: BFI London Film Festival

Good news: Sony Pictures UK tweeted that The Silent Storm is hitting the big screen in the UK on May 20.

We still do not have a release date for the US or other countries but we know Sony acquired North American rights along with key international territories, including the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Australia/New Zealand for the film back in March 2015. That is,  The Silent Storm is very likely to arrive at a theater near you sometime soon.

So, let’s hang in there and get ourselves familiar with the movie as well as the team behind behind and in front of the camera!

Continue reading “Coming soon: Damian Lewis in The Silent Storm *UPDATED*”