Tag Archives: Jude Law

LENS ME YOUR EARS Ep. 09 — Submarine movies

Stephen Cooke and I DIVE DIVE DIVE into the somewhat maligned but extremely hardy genre of submarine movies on this instalment of Lens Me Your Ears, our movie podcast. We springboard into the depths with Jude Law in Black Sea before discussing movies as diverse (or not so...) as 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Run Silent… Read More

Dom Hemingway review

Written and directed by Richard Shepard I had to take a look at Shepard's IMDB page to remind myself what else he's done, and the title that jumped out at me was The Matador. It had a plum role for Pierce Brosnan as a hit man, which served as a nice reinvention immediately following his stint… Read More

The Grand Budapest Hotel review

Directed by Wes Anderson, Written by Anderson and Hugh Guinness, inspired by the writing of Stefan Zweig A new Wes Anderson film is always an event. The Texas-born filmmaker may be too precious for some, but show me one of his peers with such a distinctive, irrepressible visual and thematic style, a sweet-sad combination of nostalgia… Read More

Side Effects review

Directed by Steven SoderberghWritten by Scott Z. BurnsIs this Steven Soderbergh's last feature film? If it is, it's a strangely fitting one, an exemplar of two of Soderbergh's distinct strengths: clean, uncluttered humanist storytelling and a zippy way with genre.That these styles—in this film anyway—make it something of a mash-up is OK with me. Going into it,… Read More

The Films of Steven Soderbergh

One of the biggest disappointments of 2013 (so far) is what appears to be Steven Soderbergh's (seemingly) serious intent to retire from directing movies. Soderbergh is consistently one of the most interesting American filmmakers. He's not often the screenwriter of his projects, but he's certainly an auteur in every other way I can think of.… Read More

Contagion review

Directed by Steven SoderberghWritten by Scott Z. BurnsIt's been a couple weeks since I saw Contagion and it's taken me awhile to sit down and collect my thoughts about the film. That's partly because it didn't wow me... I enjoyed it but didn't feel it needed my prompt assessment. Maybe some movies are just easier… Read More