A later film had a perhaps better title: No Sex Please, We’re British! David Lean would go on in life to make some of the grandest epics in film history. “Brief Encounter” is a micro-masterpiece. Wonderful acting (Celia Johnson & Trevor Howard) and Noel Coward’s marvelous dialogue (and interior monlogue) is music. On more than one occasion I would turn to Ann and say, “This is the most British movie ever made!” Absolutely fantastic.
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Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.
He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.