Tag Archives: James McAvoy

X-Men: Days Of Future Past review

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Directed by Bryan Singer, written by Simon Kinburg from a story by Kinburg, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn I never really understood why 20th Century Fox chose to prematurely conclude the X-Men franchise.  Fox officially called it quits as a trilogy, with Brent Ratner's limp X-Men: The Last Stand back in 2006. Yes, Singer's beneath-the-skin understanding… Read More

Trance review

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Directed by Danny Boyle Written by Joe Ahearne and John Hodge Like Steven Soderbergh, Danny Boyle is that rare filmmaker who can be called an auteur without really being a screenwriter. And just like Soderbergh, Boyle is so friggin' talented and confident in his camerawork, editing, and general cinematic verve that he can make the… Read More

X-Men: First Class review

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Directed by Matthew VaughnWritten by Ashley Miller, Zach Stentz, Jane Goldman and VaughnX-Men: First Class is a bit of a surprise. At this point in the X-Men franchise, we'd been put through the Brett Ratner third movie, X-Men: The Last Stand and the X-Men Origins: Wolverine spin-off, neither of which lived up to the promise… Read More