Posts Tagged ‘michael clayton’

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 My apologies for slacking on this the last two months, we’ve had our hands full.  April’s looking interesting, but this is filler season between the Oscars and summer blockbuster season, so we’ll see. Give ‘em Hell, Malone – Directed by Russell Mulcahy, Written by Mark Hosack Before Resident Evil: Extinction […]


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 […]


                                  So now that we’ve all had a chance to absorb the Oscar nominations, it’s time to start placing bets.  We already mentioned that, in the last three years, every Oscar winner for Best Actor and Actress also won […]


                    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 […]


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 […]