Greg Russell Cook

Greg Russell Cook

Greg Russell Cook Quick Links

Film RSS

Songcatcher Review


OK

Wonderfully chameleonic actress Janet McTeer ("The King Is Alive," "Tumbleweeds") gives another of her distinctive and deeply immersed performances in "Songcatcher" as a priggish 1900s music scholar.

A terse, obstinate, overeducated woman who is deeply resentful at having been passed up for a promotion to full professor at her university (in favor of a man), she abandons civilization for a spell to visit her sister (Jane Adams), a teacher at a very remote one-room school in the Appalachian Mountains.

McTeer's intense and austere performance serves the story well as her character makes the discovery of her professional life while reluctantly roughing it with the rustic locals: The isolated society of struggling mountain people has preserved, intact, for hundreds of years the Scots-Irish folk songs carried to the New World by their ancestors.

Continue reading: Songcatcher Review

Greg Russell Cook

Greg Russell Cook Quick Links

Film RSS

Occupation

Actor


Suggested

Seven musicians you can go as to your next Halloween party

Seven musicians you can go as to your next Halloween party

Have a spookily musical Halloween this year.

Placebo - Beautiful James Audio

Placebo - Beautiful James Audio

Returning with their first new song in five years, Placebo have just dropped ‘Beautiful James’ as the first taster of their forthcoming album.

Greg Russell Cook Movies

Songcatcher Movie Review

Songcatcher Movie Review

Wonderfully chameleonic actress Janet McTeer ("The King Is Alive," "Tumbleweeds") gives another of her distinctive...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews