Tag Archives: Jennifer Ehle

RoboCop (2014) review

Directed by José PadilhaWritten by Joshua Zetumer, based on the 1987 Robocop script by Edward Neumeier and Michael MinerThe second of three remakes planned for the unholy trinity of Paul Verhoeven future dystopia films (last year's underwhelming Total Recall, the forthcoming Starship Troopers), all of which didn't need new versions, but when did that ever… Read More

Zero Dark Thirty review

Directed by Kathryn BigelowWritten by Mark BoalIn the opening scenes of Zero Dark Thirty, following the text that the film is "based on first-hand accounts of actual events," Jason Clarke's CIA agent, the single-named Dan, is interrogating a prisoner at some Black Site, an American ops location without an address, somewhere in Pakistan. They're discussing information.… Read More

Contagion review

Directed by Steven SoderberghWritten by Scott Z. BurnsIt's been a couple weeks since I saw Contagion and it's taken me awhile to sit down and collect my thoughts about the film. That's partly because it didn't wow me... I enjoyed it but didn't feel it needed my prompt assessment. Maybe some movies are just easier… Read More

The Adjustment Bureau review

Written and directed by George Nolfiadapted from a Philip K. Dick short story Adjustment TeamWhy am I such a sucker for a fantasy so surely set in the real world?I wish I knew. Just superstitious, I suppose. So long as the internal logic makes sense to me, I'll run with the most outre magical realism.… Read More