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The Man From UNCLE review — 1960s Stylegasm

Directed by Guy Ritchie, Written by Ritchie and Lionel Wigram, from a story by Ritchie, Wigram, Jeff Kleeman, and David C. Wilson. Based on the 1960s TV series created by Sam Rolfe In the lowest-common denominator landscape of the summer blockbuster season, with every feature pre-masticated and audience-tested for the broadest possible appeal, it's easy… Read More

My thoughts on Love Actually

  Earlier this month, one of my favourite film writers, Christopher Orr of The Atlantic, wrote a piece excoriating the Richard Curtis film Love Actually. It generated quite a bit of discussion, which Orr kindly gave a nod to in his follow-up piece. He even went so far as to debate the merits of the… Read More

This Is 40 review

Written and directed by Judd Apatow I think it's OK to say that Apatow is the most influential voice in Hollywood mainstream comedy in the past decade. He paid his dues in TV with two low-rated series (Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared) that have since garnered their own cults, and has directed The 40 Year Old… Read More

Cloud Atlas review

Written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer,from the David Mitchell novelI should confess right off the top that I haven't read the book, so am coming to this film fairly blank slate. But I was impressed by the achievement here, which maybe I shouldn't be given the pedigree of the filmmakers:… Read More

A Cult of One: Impromptu

Welcome to a new occasional feature on Flaw In The Iris. A Cult of One is where I go into my vault and write about unheralded films, generally unloved and unpopular. My point: they're just misunderstood and deserve a fanbase. I mean, besides just me (and maybe a very few others). Or I could just be… Read More