Movies: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, Mike Wallace is Here, Luce

Movie 1: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Set in the 1960’s and 70’s, mostly on the Greek Island of Hydra, Marianne was the inspiration/muse for several of Leonard Cohen’s hit songs. This film is a documentary about the famous couple.

Marrianne was a Norwegian ex-pat and Leonard a Canadian poet. The film received mixed reviews but we found it both interesting and entertaining.



Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (July 5, 2019)

Release Date: July 5, 2019
Starring: Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen, Judy Collins
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 98 min
Original Title: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Lafayette Films
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from their early days in Greece, a time of "free love" and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.

Cast Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

  • Leonard Cohen
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Marianne Ihlen
  • Role: Herself (archive footage)
  • Judy Collins
  • Role: Herself

Crew Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

  • Nick Broomfield
  • Director
  • Cassian Elwes
  • Executive Producer

Movie 2: Mike Wallace Is Here

Wow! This documentary is a thorough look at his television career and unique style as an interrogative reporter. It’s concurrently interesting and annoying. It’s also a wild romp through history and well worth the watch.



Mike Wallace Is Here (July 26, 2019)

Release Date: July 26, 2019
Starring: Mike Wallace, Johnny Carson, Mickey Cohen, Donald Trump
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 90 min
Original Title: Mike Wallace Is Here
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Delirio Films, Rock Paper Scissors
For over half a century, 60 Minutes' fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world's most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Wallace's storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point.

Cast Mike Wallace Is Here

  • Mike Wallace
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Johnny Carson
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Mickey Cohen
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Donald Trump
  • Role: Himself(archive footage)

Crew Mike Wallace Is Here

  • Avi Belkin
  • Director
  • John Battsek
  • Producer
  • Avi Belkin
  • Producer
  • Peggy Drexler
  • Producer
  • Natalie Goldberg
  • Associate Producer
  • Gideon C. Kennedy
  • Archival Footage Coordinator
  • Chris Leggett
  • Producer
  • Rafael Marmor
  • Producer
  • Zoë Morrison
  • Co-Producer
  • Sasha Reuther
  • Consulting Producer
  • Angus Wall
  • Executive Producer
  • John Piscitello
  • Music
  • Billy McMillin
  • Editor
  • George Pereyra
  • Sound Editor
  • Zach Seivers
  • Sound Supervisor
  • Richard Nathan Shapiro
  • Recording Supervision
  • Franz Königswieser
  • Assistant Editor
  • Kevin Patrick Otte
  • Associate Editor
  • Adam Pearson
  • Assistant Editor
  • Johnny Jewel
  • Music
  • Jeremy Nathan Tisser
  • Music

Movie 3: Luce

This film is unique, relevant, well acted. It’s filled with provocative scenes. Excellent character acting makes this production work even with its occasionally awkward story line. It’s well worth a watch.



Luce (August 2, 2019)

Release Date: August 2, 2019
Starring: Naomi Watts, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 109 min
Original Title: Luce
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Dream Factory Group, Altona Filmhaus, New Tropics
A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

Cast Luce

  • Naomi Watts
  • Role: Amy Edgar
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr.
  • Role: Luce
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Role: Harriet Wilson
  • Tim Roth
  • Role: Peter Edgar
  • Astro
  • Role: DeShaun Meeks
  • Andrea Bang
  • Role: Stephanie Kim
  • Norbert Leo Butz
  • Role: Dan Towson
  • Marsha Stephanie Blake
  • Role: Rosemary Wilson
  • Christopher Mann
  • Role: Coach Reeves
  • Hannah Cabell
  • Role: Lena Tennyson

Crew Luce

  • Julius Onah
  • Director
  • Madeleine Gavin
  • Editor
  • Julius Onah
  • Screenplay
  • J.C. Lee
  • Story
  • John Baker
  • Producer
  • Rob Feng
  • Executive Producer
  • Rob Feng
  • Co-Producer
  • J.C. Lee
  • Executive Producer
  • Julius Onah
  • Producer
  • Jeffrey Penman
  • Associate Producer
  • Eric Ro
  • Co-Producer
  • Amber Wang
  • Executive Producer
  • Andrew Yang
  • Producer
  • Geoff Barrow
  • Original Music Composer
  • Ben Salisbury
  • Original Music Composer
  • Larkin Seiple
  • Cinematography
  • Jessica Kelly
  • Casting
  • Lisa Myers
  • Production Design
  • Danica Pantic
  • Art Direction
  • Nicki Ritchie
  • Set Decoration
  • Keri Langerman
  • Costume Design
  • Linda Kaufman
  • Makeup Department Head
  • Diana Sikes
  • Hair Department Head
  • Chansopheak Tong
  • Key Makeup Artist
  • Serena Ryan
  • Key Hair Stylist

2 thoughts on “Movies: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, Mike Wallace is Here, Luce”

  1. Looking forward to seeing “Mike Wallace is Here.” (The other two, not so much.)

    Thanks for the good reviews.

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