Kevin Corrigan

A lame adult fairy tale.
From the very beginning of Winter’s Tale, the experienced writer/producer Akiva Goldsman does his utmost to soften up the audience. The film begins with a voiceover that says: 'What if"¦ Once Upon a time"¦ there were no stars in the skies at all?...
A funny yet self-conscious crime caper.
As my fellow critics and I left the screening of Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, we all riffed on what the violent comedy most reminded us of. 'It’s Adaptation directed by Oliver Stone"; 'Like Tarantino but with words by Mamet"; 'Barton...
The best John Hughes film that John Hughes never made.
Sure, we had a good giggle at Paul Weitz’s American Pie (1999) and its bawdy sequels, but the truth is, these teen fantasies did more harm than good (though not to Universal Studios’ bottom line"¦).
Funny but lightweight political comedy lacks real edge.
It’s been said before, and here, I’ll say it again: Sacha Baron Cohen is a Teflon movie star/artist. Or to put it another way, there’s little his critics – at least in the mainstream media – can say that is bound to stick. His whole comic schtik...
A small town garage band with a chance at success.
Bandwagon is the debut feature of yet another American independent writer/director John Schultz. He`d been making `The Making of....` promotional films for Amblin Entertainment, Steven Spielberg`s company, but when it came to his own film he...