Tag Archives: Jennifer Ehle

RoboCop (2014) review

Directed by José PadilhaWritten by Joshua Zetumer, based on the 1987 Robocop script by Edward Neumeier and Michael MinerThe second of three remakes planned for the unholy trinity of Paul Verhoeven future dystopia films (last year's underwhelming Total Recall, the forthcoming Starship Troopers), all of which didn't need new versions, but when did that ever… Read More

Zero Dark Thirty review

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow Written by Mark Boal In the opening scenes of Zero Dark Thirty, following the text that the film is "based on first-hand accounts of actual events," Jason Clarke's CIA agent, the single-named Dan, is interrogating a prisoner at some Black Site, an American ops location without an address, somewhere in Pakistan. They're… Read More

Contagion review

Directed by Steven Soderbergh | Written by Scott Z. Burns | 106 min | Netflix  I've read that Soderbergh's intent with this virus thriller was to make a film akin to producer/director Irwin Allen's disaster movies of the 1970s, which included The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno and The Swarm. The template of those pictures… Read More

The Adjustment Bureau review

  Written and directed by George Nolfi, adapted from a Philip K. Dick short story Adjustment Team | 106 min | Netflix Why am I such a sucker for a fantasy so surely set in the real world? I wish I knew. Just superstitious, I suppose. So long as the internal logic makes sense to… Read More