Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Tourist

It's not that the stars have no chemistry, it's that the film isn't trying to create that. I don't know what it's trying to create, though.

Friday, April 22, 2011

MI-5: Season 9

How about in Season 10 we make Ruth the Bureau Chief? Even if only for half a season? Please? (Original title: Spooks)

Source Code

I need to stop thinking when watching movies. Or the filmmakers need to stop telegraphing the resolution to me at every turn.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

Someone with less presence of mind would have folded under the Vietnam War memorial controversy. At 21, would you have been able to handle this?

Monday, April 18, 2011

127 Hours

It's not surprising that you need to be delusional to cut off your own arm. It's also not surprising that it takes something beyond that.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

In Comparison

You would not think watching bricks being made, over and over and over, would be fascinating. You would be wrong. (Original title: Zum Vergleich)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Morning Glory

This is "His Girl Friday" combined with all the fox fur coats in every George Cukor film.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Solitary Man

I wish there were a new genre so I could avoid it: mid-life-crisis, or, all-about-cheating.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Due Date

First half: what? this is just Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Second half: whoa, that's a lot crazier than the original.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Star Trek: Season 3 (restored)

That last episode makes it even more clear why it's "where no MAN has gone before." I'm glad it's forty years later.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Next Three Days

The scene with Crowe and Banks sitting outside the van should have clued me in to the fact that this is a remake of a foreign film.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Tony Scott shoots from the hip: there's not much over-the-top here.


I have no memory of the tanks-rampaging-through-St.-Petersburg part, from the first time I saw this.

Doctor Who (new): Season 5

See, the unfortunate thing is that Matt Smith is being eclipsed by both his companion and the previous doctor.