With the US Open, one of the more fashionable sporting events of the year, starting Monday, our minds wandered to Woody Allen’s Match Point, one of the more fashionable tennis-related movies ever made. And with that, our minds further wandered to how we could get your off-court game as solid as Jonathan Rhys Meyers’s in the movie.
We were admittedly more than a little wary of the idea of a remake of one of our favorite films of all time, the BBCs 1981 adaptation of *Brideshead Revisited*, and frankly surprised that anyone would have the brass to undertake it in the first place (Do you fuck with Jeremy Irons? No you do not).
We'll suspend further critical judgments until we're able to screen the new one in its entirety, but in any case we fully approve of any cinematic endeavor featuring so many fine examples of 1920s British gentleman's kit. And we're already predisposed to approve of the convincingly toff-y Matthew Goode, who was one of the few redeeming features of *Match Point* and has the daunting task of filling Irons' brogues.