B-movie guff, A-list style.
There were key moments in Ridley Scott’s The Counsellor where I caught myself leaning towards the screen, determined not to miss a shimmering, steely frame of Dariusz Wolski’s camera work or a single syllable of Cormac McCarthy’s lithe script....
A refreshing and intelligent idea for a film.
Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is a puppeteer – but not a very successful one. Seeking work to support his animal-obsessed wife, Lotte (Cameron Diaz), he lands a job as a filing clerk in a mysterious business located between the 7th and 8th floors...
Spy games should satisfy fans of The Cruiser.
If James Mangold’s Knight and Day only exists so as to be an image-enhancing vehicle for its tarnished leading man Tom Cruise, then it's mission accomplished. Riffing on his loopy offscreen persona and oozing the sort of charisma that got him to...
DreamWorks and the unlovable ogre lose the plot.
I don't get it: why would the brains trust at DreamWorks Animation toss out the winning formula which had underpinned the most successful animation franchise of all time and conjure up a film which is dark, scary (at least to little kids) and...
Here’s one box you don’t want to open.
Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly’s 2001 debut feature, earned him a cult following although the opaque drama earned just $1.3 million in the US. Southland Tales, the writer-director’s second movie, bombed worldwide.So will it be third time lucky for...