When invited to a screening of the new film, Una , my first react was to say ‘no’ as I don’t think of myself as a film reviewer. I’ve written a few last year about the Oscar nominated films, and films that moved me when I saw them at the New York Film Festival ( Patterson , Manchester by the Sea ) . I basically told myself I’d write about film when it inspired me, and who knew if this would. But then I noticed it was based on David Harrower’s powerful and upsetting play, Blackbird that I saw in March, 2016 on Broadway with the fearless Michelle Williams and the magnificent Jeff Daniels ( click here for the review ). It’s an intense and disturbing love story that unsettles. So a film based on that play, written by the playwright, starring the perfectly cast Rooney Mara, who was so good in the equally intense love story Carol , just sounded too good a premise to turn down. It didn’t hurt that it was being shown in the comfortable screening room of the Soho House in the Meatpacking District. So the ‘no’ became a yes, and I’m so glad […]