Posts Tagged ‘tom wilkinson’

by The Great White Gypsy From Paris with Love – Directed by Pierre Morel, Written by Adi Hasak and Luc Besson Swordfish. The Punisher. A Love Song for Bobby Long. Lonely Hearts. John Travolta has been in four good films in the last ten years. This is a fact. And the only reason I’m giving […]


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 […]


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 […]