Unstoppable review

Directed by Tony ScottWritten by Mark BombackLike his brother Ridley, British-born Tony Scott is a go-to thriller and adventure movie director, whose work is always great to look at but sometimes falls down in the script department. The Scott brothers have been far more influential with the style and look of their films on mainstream…Read More

Fair Game, Nothing But The Truth reviews

Fair Game Directed by Doug LimonWritten by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth from booksby Joseph Wilson and Valerie PlameNothing But The TruthWritten and Directed by Rod LurieI caught up with Fair Game this evening and saw Nothing But The Truth some months ago, predating this blog, so as one is fresh in my mind and one's…Read More

Morning Glory review

Sure, there was His Girl Friday and all those other deftly written and performed romantic comedies of a bygone era, the ones critics are fond of recalling and comparing with a substandard progenitor. But what Morning Glory especially reminds this audience member of is a slew of mainstream Hollywood entertainments of the 1980s, usually the…Read More

RED review

I gotta say, with this cast on board, I was pretty excited to check out RED. I mean, this may be the cast of the year, with apologies to The Expendables. You've got Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Brian Cox, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Rebecca Pidgeon and Ernest Borgnine, who…Read More

Never Let Me Go review

I was quite amazed at this film to start with, since I didn't know much about it, only that the reviews were strong, as is the cast, and that it involved a love triangle. That it's actually hard sci-fi may surprise many. It did me because it's nowhere in the marketing. Just an interesting detail. …Read More

15 Directors Meme

I saw this list-making on Flixchatter and thought to carry on the virus. The idea is to list the 15 film directors whose work has directly influenced your appreciation of film, of the way you perceive the movies you watch. As a film nut, this is a fun game. I immediately think of the films…Read More