Posts Tagged ‘george clooney’

by The Great White Gypsy The Box – Written and Directed by Richard Kelly The premise of this film sounds like a bad teenage horror story. A strange man gives a box to a couple having money problems. They will get money every time they push the button, but every time, someone they don’t know […]


by The Great White Gypsy Amreeka – Written and Directed by Cherien Dabis We’ve seen this kind of thing on TV and in movies before. Actually, a lot recently. But this story of a single mother emigrating from Palestine and working at a White Castle in Illinois looks interesting. If you liked The Visitor, you’ll […]


by The Great White Gypsy X-men Origins: Wolverine – Directed by Gavin Hood, Written by David Benioff You wouldn’t think that the guy who directed Tsotsi and Rendition would be asked to start off the Origins spinoffs, but he was.  Goes back to the very beginning of Wolverine, whose past has always been shrouded in […]


                    It’s 2009.  The Golden Globes have come and gone.  Obama is officially president.  We can finally put 2008 behind us, right?  Wrong.  Tomorrow, the Academy will announce its nominees for the 2009 Oscars ceremony on February 22.  Which means for the next month, you can […]


  I have been a film buff since I was little. I probably get a lot of it from my father, who had a sizeable VHS collection in the ‘90’s. One of his random acquisitions was Raising Arizona. He told me not to bother with it, that it was weird and ridiculous, some director he’d […]


  Good morning Mr. and Mr. Coen,   Your mission this year, should you choose to accept it, is rather simple: Make an entertaining film.    Your last project, No Country for Old Men, was groundbreaking and bold, deserving every Oscar nod it received. Your portfolio, from Raising Arizona to The Ladykillers, establishes your style […]


Atonement   This sophomore effort by Joe Wright is a directorial paint-by-numbers designed specifically to get an Oscar.  It is rigid, mechanical, and devoid of the emotions it is supposed to arouse.  The score, costume design, and cinematography are all solid, but not extraordinary.  The screenplay lacks the substance to make you believe James McAvoy […]