Tag Archives: Matthew McConaughey

Gold review — Fool on a hill

Directed of Stephen Gaghan | Written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman | 121 min After last week's The Founder, and a long, dubious cinematic tradition of rags-to-riches tales where a fast-talking white dude exploits people and gets massively rich (before, sometimes, falling back in the gutter) you might wonder why we need a movie… Read More

Kubo and the Two Strings review — Sad Son of the Samurai

Directed by Travis Knight | Written by Marc Haimes, Chris Butler and Shannon Tindle | 101 min | ▲▲▲△△ The three or four trailers before this gorgeous animated feature (from the Portland-based Laika studio that produced Coraline) were your typical, caffeinated, hyper-edited kiddie chum animation. In comparison to those, Kubo and the Two Strings is a breath of fresh air,… Read More

The Wolf of Wall Street review

Directed by Martin Scorcese Written by Terrence Winter, from the Jordan Belfort book A wildly funny film, The Wolf Of Wall Street probably won't be considered one of Scorcese's great works for a couple of reasons. 1) It revels in excess at a time when that is particularly unfashionable, five years since those Wall Street… Read More

Dallas Buyers Club review

Directed by Jean-Marc ValléeWritten by Craig Borten and Melisa WallackDallas Buyers Club is a moving gallery of gaunt, desperate faces. At its fore is Matthew McConaughey's, an actor who in the past two years, with sterling work in films such as The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Killer Joe, Magic Mike, and Mud, has turned his career… Read More