Tag Archives: Ewan McGregor

Egregious Examples of Movie Marketing: Brassed Off!

I just had to share this: After having enjoyed the  gay-activists-raise-funds-for-Welsh-miners-comedy Pride—probably the best thing I saw at the  2014 Atlantic Film Festival—I decided to revisit Brassed Off!, the 1996 comedy-drama about a group of miners in Grimley, near Worcester, Northern England, whose pit is threatened with closure. Will the miners' union fight to keep it open or… Read More

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

The Great Gatsby review

Directed by Baz LuhrmannWritten by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, adapting the F. Scott Fitzgerald novelThe one thing I liked about Moulin Rouge, Luhrmann's last hit feature more than 10 years ago, was how he created this grand period spectacle laced with contemporary music. It was fun identifying the songs being performed by Nicole Kidman and… Read More

The Impossible review

Directed by Juan Antonio BayonaWritten by Sergio G. SanchezThis is an odd thing, an intimate disaster movie. Can't think of too many of those. It's also, for much of the running time, a post-apocalypse picture. Everything in this family's world is ripped from its moorings. They'll never be the same again.It's based on the true… Read More