Archive for December, 2010

Tom Hanks (Paul Edgecomb), Michael Clarke Duncan (John Coffey), David Morse (Brutus Howell). Screenplay by Frank Darabont. Directed by Frank Darabont. Rating: 18. Running time: 189 minutes. In my younger days – not of life but of film watching – I would soak The Green Mile up as a masterpiece. Its greatness would be a […]


[Voices] George Clooney (Mr. Fox), Meryl Streep (Mrs. Fox), Jason Schwartzman (Ash), Bill Murray (Badger). Screenplay by Noah Baumbach and Wes Anderson. Directed by Wes Anderson. Rating: PG. Running time: 87 minutes. A strangely shot but largely delightful film, Fantastic Mr. Fox brings Roald Dahl’s cherished novella to the screen in the most prefect way possible. […]


Al Pacino (Lowell Bergman), Russell Crowe (Jeffrey Wigand), Christopher Plummer (Mike Wallace). Screenplay by Eric Roth and Michael Mann. Directed by Michael Mann. Rating: 15. Running time: 157 minutes. I have watched The Insider at least five times now, and yet I still never fail to be amazed by its story. Like Eastwood’s Changeling, you […]


Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Alan Rickman (Professor Snape). Screenplay by Steve Kloves. Directed by David Yates. Rating: 12. Running time: 153 minutes. Way closer to what a late Harry Potter film should look like, The Half Blood Prince gives […]


Directed by Martin Scorsese. Running time: 208 minutes. Churchill described Russia as a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The same can rightfully be said, without any hint of exaggeration, about Bob Dylan. Nobody has or ever will understand him, and that’s the source of our fascination with him as a songwriter, performer, […]


Julianne Moore (Jules), Annette Bening (Nic), Mark Ruffalo (Paul), Mia Wasikowska (Joni), Josh Hutcherson (Laser). Screenplay by Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. Rating: 15. Running time: 106 minutes. A sex-obsessed piece of ‘hipster’ cinema, The Kids Are Alright tries to give us the colour palette and witty dialogue of modern hits […]


George Clooney (Jack), Violante Placido (Clara), Irina Björklund (Ingrid). Screenplay by Rowan Joffe. Directed by Anton Corbijn. Rating: 15. Running time: 105 minutes. “For if we look on men fullgrown, and consider how brittle the frame of our humane body is, and how easie a matter it is, even for the weakest man to kill the strongest, […]