Holiday ham.
It must have looked good on paper: Meryl Streep as the bitter, paranoid, pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston; Julia Roberts as Violet’s control-freak eldest daughter Barbara; Ewan McGregor as Barbara’s philandering husband Bill; the always...
A chilling insight into systematic abuse.
This lengthy, detailed and extraordinarily well-crafted film produced by HBO is a story of corruption and child abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. Essentially a long-form piece of high-tone investigative journalism, it’s also some kind of horror...
Crime thriller brings out the best and worst of Ben Affleck.
The perils of an actor doubling as the director of a movie in which he stars are vividly illustrated in The Town, Ben Affleck’s second effort behind the camera after Gone Baby Gone.Affleck the director and co-scriptwriter has fashioned a tense,...
Memorable for all the wrong reasons.
As a pop culture phenomenon and dreamboat de-jour, Robert Pattinson needs to 'seize the day’ and extend his range beyond the limited demands of the smitten 'Team Edward', if he wants to forge a lengthy career in showbusiness. Fame is a cruel...
Re-imagining of Shakespeare doesn't go far enough.
In her version of The Tempest, the William Shakespeare play that is approximately 400 years old, director Julie Taymor’s key change is an intuitive success: the exiled noble Prospero, a former ruler of Milan, is now Prospera, with the part played...