Tag Archives: Michael Douglas

Now on Canadian Netflix: Spring 2018

Mute (2018) A sci-fi thriller half a mess and half an interesting exercise in style. That it comes from Duncan Jones, the filmmaker responsible for Moon, Source Code, and, yes, Warcraft, hopes were high this would be a strong genre entry, but Mute never hits above its pulpy elements. We're in future Berlin, which looks… Read More

Behind the Candelabra review

Directed by Steven SoderberghWritten by Richard LaGravenese, based on the book by Alex Thorleifson and Scott ThorsonThis feels like such an unlikely film, a biopic of the legendary entertainer Liberace. He was an extraordinarily private person for someone in the public eye, spending his entire life closeted. I think we can have a lot of… Read More

Haywire review

Directed by Steven SoderberghWritten by Lem DobbsOh, how much fun is Haywire? It's from Steven Soderbergh, who is always an interesting director—I'm a big fan of The Limey, Out of Sight, sex lies and videotape and Solaris, with much respect for Traffic, last year's Contagion, Erin Brockovich and the Oceans 11 movies. Even when his… Read More

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps review

Directed by Oliver StoneWritten by Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff, based oncharacters by Stone and Stanley WeiserOn DVDAbout 40 minutes into Oliver Stone’s revisiting of his 80s screed on the dangers and allure of big money, the sequel to Wall Street feels just a little, I dunno, drab? It’s hard to put your finger on… Read More