Posts Tagged ‘josh brolin’

Best Picture Of the five films in this category, only two really have a shot. Frost/Nixon was a great stage adaptation with amazing performances and, while solid, was ultimately compromised by Ron Howard‘s lack of technical abilities. The Reader was boring, poorly constructed, and probably the most overrated film in the last 20 years. And […]


by The Great White Gypsy Let’s get a couple things straight (no pun intended).  I don’t like Sean Penn.  I may have liked three or four of his films, but he wasn’t the best part of any of them.  I don’t like his acting, his politics, and for those of you readers given to passive […]


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 […]