Tag Archives: Benedict Cumberbatch

August: Osage County review

Directed by John WellsStageplay and screenplay adaptation by Tracy LettsSince Julia Roberts had kids, she's been much more choosy with the films she does, working much less frequently. This is the opportunity afforded a former Queen of Hollywood, and more power to her. I've noticed that when she does work, the quality of her performances… Read More

12 Years A Slave review

Directed by Steve McQueenWritten by John Ridley, adapting a book by Solomon Northup12 Years A Slave is the most honest and unvarnished depiction of slavery I've ever seen. I'd wager it reaches a verisimilitude unmatched in the history of Hollywood movies on the subject—of which there haven't been that many, granted. It's hard to find historic… Read More

Star Trek Into Darkness review

Directed by JJ Abrams, Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, based on the Gene Roddenberry TV series It's been reported that JJ Abrams didn't grow up having been a big fan of Star Trek. I've had trouble finding the direct quote online, but the impression I got from having read an interview with… Read More