Review: Rust and Bone

De rouille et d'os French Film

THE SETUP: Yes, life can suck even in France. Whether you’re a single dad (Matthias Schoenaerts) with anger and responsibility issues or a whale trainer (Marion Cotillard) fighting to not let a tragedy define her, it’s all in how you handle what gets thrown at you and how many people you piss off along the […]

Review: Contagion

fear and a virus threaten the population

THE SETUP: A woman (Gwenyth Paltrow) returning from a business trip in Japan unknowingly starts a contagious disease chain-reaction that threatens the global population. This is the story of how the world, and individuals, react. I always knew Paltrow would cause the end of the world. THE THOUGHTS: OK, this is freaky. And I don’t […]

Review: Inception

Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio dream action film

If Michael Mann’s Heat and the Wachowski Brothers’ Matrix had a beautiful, intense, intelligent baby, I’d name him/her: Inception. Finally. FINALLY. We get a summer movie worth talking about. Christopher Nolan is proving over and over, from Momento to The Dark Knight that he knows how to deliver a big-budget action flick that doesn’t spoon […]