Tag Archives: George Clooney

A Brief History of Spy Movies: Part Two

40 YEARS OF SPY THRILLERS  In the first post I watched the Harry Palmer movies, and the third I look at the film adaptations of John Le Carré novels. Here's a cross-section of stellar—and not-so stellar—spy movies through the years. The Quiller Memorandum (1966) was directed by Michael Anderson, Harold Pinter wrote the screenplay based on… Read More

Money Monster review — The Medium Short

Directed by Jodie Foster | Written by Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore, and Jim Kouf | 98 min | ▲▲▲△△ Money Monster seems to aspire to a kind of edgy, media-in-the-crosshairs comedy/drama mix. It wants to be like The Big Short, Broadcast News, or even Network. It isn't at all, but that doesn't mean it doesn't deliver some fun for your… Read More

Top 10 of 2005 and 2006

In a couple weeks this blog will be five years old. Accordingly,  through the coming fortnight I'm gonna be taking a few looks back. As I've done before, I've stumbled upon some material from the vaults: My list of the best movies of 2005 and 2006, a list I put together for my four year movie broadcast… Read More

The Monuments Men review

Directed by George Clooney Written by Clooney and Grant Heslov, adapting a book by Robert M. Edsel and Ben Witter I get that George Clooney has a love for some old-timey movies, the sort that move at a more leisurely pace and rely a great deal on the charm of the actors. He showed that… Read More