Tag Archives: Steven Soderbergh

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

Top 10 Movies of 2012

Welcome to a post collecting the names and details of films that wowed me through the 12 months of last year, typically arriving late as I caught up with everything I wanted to see. My criteria for inclusion are as follows: List-worthiness for me is a strange equation of cerebral and emotional, as much as… 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

Moneyball review

Directed by Bennett Miller | Written by Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, from a Stan Chervin story, adapted from a book by Michael Lewis | on Netflix  The first thing Moneyball taught me is that those armchair loudmouths who call into sports shows are a bunch of know-nothing douchebags. Yeah, that's right. Sports radio is full… Read More