Monthly Archives: April 2011

//April

Hanna – 7.8

2011-04-27T10:53:58+00:00April 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

An action-packed chase movie, very much a la mode of Bourne Ultimatum, with Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett in the Matt Damon and Joan Allen roles, respectively. The pseudo sci-fi premise, too, is similar - oh, those CIA experiments gone awry! - and the endings equally inconclusive, leaving patrons in the men's room speculating about [...]

Jane Eyre – 8

2011-04-06T17:47:51+00:00April 6th, 2011|Reviews|

The very height of Romantic melodrama, portrayed flawlessly by Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. Cary Fukunaga's mise-en-scene borrows liberally from Vermeer and De la Tour, matching the spareness and directness of the love story: one girl, one man - and oh, a crazy lady up in the attic. Nobody does Masterpiece Classics like the British, [...]

Paul – 7

2011-04-01T16:01:52+00:00April 1st, 2011|Reviews|

A thoroughly genial chase film about a foul-mouthed alien, a sort-of bastard child ofE.T. and Borat. All the acting, or should I say mugging, was pitch-perfect, not only by the refreshingly unfamiliar British leads, but also by the reliable American supporting cast, such as Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader and Justin Bateman. This was not a [...]

The Lincoln Lawyer – 6.5

2011-04-01T15:54:35+00:00April 1st, 2011|Reviews|

There were enough clues that hung together well enough to keep the mind engaged, and the movie's subtext - how the justice system is often corrupt and inefficient - is one I could certainly live with. In the end, though, how much more was here than in a good Law and Order episode? Much depended [...]