Cotillard & Fassbender in a Properly Haunting Macbeth

Macbeth. 2015. Directed by Justin Kurzel. Screenplay by Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie & Todd Louiso; based on the original play by William Shakespeare. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine, Lochlann Harris, Lynn Kennedy, Seylan Baxter, Brian Nickels, Hilton McRae, James Harkness, Ross Anderson, David Thewlis, Sean Harris and Elizabeth Debicki. See-Saw Films/DMC Film/ACE/Film 4/CreativeContinue reading “Cotillard & Fassbender in a Properly Haunting Macbeth”

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Villeneuve Crosses the Border of Criminality with Sicario

Sicario. 2015. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan. Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Max Trujillo, Julio Cedillo, Hank Rogerson, Bernardo P. Saracino, and Kevin Wiggins. Black Label Media/Lions Gate Films/Thunder Road Pictures. Rated 14A. 121 minutes. Action/Crime/Drama ★★★★★ The opening of SicarioContinue reading “Villeneuve Crosses the Border of Criminality with Sicario”

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Martyrs 2.0 – The Little Remake That Shouldn’t

Martyrs. 2016. Directed by Kevin & Michael Goetz. Screenplay by Mark L. Smith; based on the original characters from Pascal Laugier’s film. Starring Troian Bellisario, Caitlin Carmichael, Kate Burton, Bailey Noble, Toby Huss, Diana Hopper, Lexi DiBenedetto, Taylor John Smith, Peter Michael Goetz, and DaJuan Johnson. Blumhouse Productions/The Safran Company/Temple Hill Entertainment. Unrated. 81 minutes.Continue reading “Martyrs 2.0 – The Little Remake That Shouldn’t”

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The Knick – Season 1, Episode 7: “Get the Rope”

Cinemax’s The Knick Season 1, Episode 7: “Get the Rope” Directed by Steven Soderbergh Written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler * For a review of the previous episode, “Start Calling Me Dad” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Working Late a Lot” – click here The Knick‘s seventh episodeContinue reading “The Knick – Season 1, Episode 7: “Get the Rope””

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The Knick – Season 1, Episode 6: “Start Calling Me Dad”

Cinemax’s The Knick Season 1, Episode 6: “Start Calling Me Dad” Directed by Steven Soderbergh Written by Jack Amiel & Michael Begler * For a review of the previous episode, “They Capture the Heat” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Get the Rope” – click here This episode begins, again,Continue reading “The Knick – Season 1, Episode 6: “Start Calling Me Dad””

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Black Mass: Welcome Back, Mr. Depp!

Black Mass. 2015. Directed by Scott Cooper. Screenplay by Jez Butterworth & Mark Mallouk; based on the novel by Dick Lehr & Gerard O’Neill. Starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, David Harbour, and Adam Scott. Cross Creek Pictures/Grisbi Productions/Infinitum Nihil/Free State Pictures. Rated 14A.Continue reading “Black Mass: Welcome Back, Mr. Depp!”

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The Walking Dead – Season 1, Episode 6: “TS-19”

What Rick and the others discover at the CDC is not exactly what they imagined

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The Walking Dead – Season 1, Episode 3: “Tell It to the Frogs”

Merle does the unthinkable to get off the rooftop where he was left handcuffed

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