David Frankel

Brit underdog gets Hollywood makeover.
This movie is a British yarn but it’s Hollywood boilerplate. That’s not to say that it’s 'Americanised’. Well, not exactly, though that depends on what one takes as 'American’. I’m certain that the culturally sensitive may well pick up on the odd...
Old lovers' fresh start has the smarts.
Once upon a time, I pitched a treatment for a horror film to Hollywood’s Asian remake king, Roy Lee (The Ring, The Grudge, Shutter), and he gave me an interesting response that has prompted many a cynical smile. Rather than criticise the...