THE LOOK OF LOVE
The Late Show! Area Premiere August 24
(2013) dir Michael Winterbottom w/Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots, Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton [101 min; DCP]
Director Michael Winterbottom and actor Steve Coogan (24 Hour Party People, Tristram Shandy, The Trip) reteam for this portrait of the rise and fall of British nudie theater impresario Paul Raymond. The symbol of Soho, sex and sophistication from the swinging '60s to the '80s, Raymond almost single-handedly rewrote the cultural history of the UK with an empire of topless theaters and softcore magazines that would eventually make him the richest man in the country. Although often wryly funny, Coogan gives a touching dramatic performance that explores the champagne-soaked highs and the heartbreaking lows of a voyeuristic visionary.
"Entertaining, racy, gloriously retro-tacky" - Dennis Harvey, Variety
The Brattle Theatre (View)
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138