The Deep Blue Sea A por­trait of long re­pressed pas­sion

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

THE NA­TIONAL The­atre’s The Deep Blue Sea en­cores at Palace Cine­plex this Sunday. Ter­ence Rat­ti­gan’s dev­as­tat­ing mas­ter­piece con­tains one of the great­est fe­male roles in con­tem­po­rary drama. He­len Mc­Crory and di­rec­tor Car­rie Crack­nell re­unite fol­low­ing the ac­claimed Medea in 2014.

When Hester Col­lyer is found by her neigh­bours in the af­ter­math of a failed sui­cide at­tempt, the story of her tem­pes­tu­ous af­fair with a for­mer RAF pi­lot and the break­down of her mar­riage to a high court judge be­gins to emerge. With it comes a por­trait of need, lone­li­ness and long-re­pressed pas­sion.

Be­hind the frag­ile ve­neer of post-war ci­vil­ity burns a bru­tal sense of loss and long­ing. He­len Mc­Crory in the Na­tional The­atre’s ‘The Deep Blue Sea’. MAR­VEL’S DOC­TOR Strange topped a strong week­end at the box of­fice with $85.1 mil­lion from North Amer­i­can the­atres, ac­cord­ing to box of­fice sales re­ported by the stu­dios on Mon­day. The suc­cess of Strange also con­tin­ues Mar­vel’s now 14-film streak of al­ways open­ing in first place.

There was more money to go around, too. DreamWorks An­i­ma­tion’s Trolls sang its way into the sec­ond-place spot with $46.6 mil­lion, while Mel Gib­son’s in­de­pen­dently fi­nanced WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge took third place with $15.2 mil­lion.

The top 20 movies at US and Cana­dian the­atres Fri­day through Sunday, are as com­piled Mon­day by comS­core: 1. Doc­tor Strange, Dis­ney 2. Trolls, 20th Cen­tury Fox 3. Hacksaw Ridge, Lionsgate 4. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Hal­loween, Lionsgate, 5. Inferno, Sony 6. The Ac­coun­tant, Warner Bros 7. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Para­mount 8. Ouija: Ori­gin Of Evil, Univer­sal 9. The Girl On The Train, Univer­sal 10. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren, 20th Cen­tury Fox 11. Moon­light, A24 12. Keep­ing Up With The Jone­ses, 20th Cen­tury Fox 13. Storks, Warner Bros. 14. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Fox In­ter­na­tional Pro­duc­tions 15. Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon, Lionsgate 16. Kevin Hart: What Now?, Univer­sal 17. Sully, Warner Bros. 18. The Mag­nif­i­cent Seven, Sony 19. Mid­dle School: The Worst Years Of My Life, Lionsgate 20. A Man Called Ove, Mu­sic Box Films.

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