Posts Tagged ‘sunshine’

by The Great White Gypsy Away We Go – Directed by Sam Mendes, Written by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida About a couple expecting a child that travels around the country looking for a place to start their family. I’m still reeling from Mendes’s snubbing at the Oscars last year, and this comes out too […]


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 […]


The film’s premise is very simple: Earth’s sun is about to go out, effectively extinguishing life as we know it.  Our last hope is Icarus, the second manned ship sent to the sun to “reignite” it with a nuclear fusion device.  The eight scientists and pilots on board must endure the pressure of saving civilization, […]


Danny Boyle is a creative, innovative genre renovator.  It’s easy to pick out Scorcese’s work, or Tarantino’s, or even David Fincher’s dark, mind-altering dramas.  But what sets Danny Boyle apart is that he will not limit himself to one genre.  His portfolio includes  brutally honest drug film in Trainspotting, a surprisingly enjoyable romantic comedy in […]