Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
IMDb rating: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 63%Watch full movie now
Written and directed by lead actor and triple Oscar nominee Edward Norton (Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, American History X), Motherless Brooklyn tells the story of a lonely private detective with Tourette’s Syndrome, who’s determined to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.
The all-star cast includes Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin (The Cooler, It’s Complicated), BAFTA nominee Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Misbehaviour, Belle, and the upcoming Loki miniseries), Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Pulp Fiction), four-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate, The Florida Project), Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire, Mr. Robot, Ant-Man), four-time Emmy nominee Michael K. Williams (Lovecraft Country, The Wire), triple Emmy winner Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale, Succession), and Ethan Suplee (The Hunt, American History X, My Name Is Earl).
Based on the award-winning novel by Jonathan Lethem and set in 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn was nominated for a 2020 Golden Globe for Best Original Score (Daniel Pemberton), as well as a 2019 Camerimage Award for Oscar-nominated DoP Dick Pope (The Illusionist, Secrets and Lies). Norton won the Auteur Award at the 2019 Satellite Awards, where the film also won Best Art Direction & Production Design, and garnered nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.