Posted by the editors on Monday, 19 December 2011
The Fugitive (1993) Directed by Andrew Davis (Under Siege (1992), Collateral Damage (2002)), starring Harrison Ford (Witness (1985), The Devil’s Own (1997), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), and many more) and Tommy Lee Jones (Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), JFK (1991), The Sunset Limited (2011)). In this iconic thriller, brimming with action, Harrison Ford is excellent as fugitive falsely convicted murderer Dr. Richard Kimble and Tommy Lee Jones is superb as the hard, determined Deputy Marshall Samuel Gerard, a portrayal for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, whose task it is to track the equally determined Dr. Kimble. Andrew Davis’ directing is tight and sharp, maintaining an exquisite level of tension throughout the film, aided by excellent special effects and highly effective music by James Newton Howard. The supporting cast is without fault, including Julianne Moore, in a small role as an emergency room doctor. If you haven’t seen The Fugitive, see it, and if you have seen the film, see it again. It’s really that good. (PR)
See our posts on the film Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford, and the films In the Valley of Elah and No Country for Old Men, starring Tommy Lee Jones, and the film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, directed by, and starring, Tommy Lee Jones. Also see our post on the film Chloe, starring Julianne Moore.
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Posted by the editors on Monday, 28 November 2011
Syriana (2005) (DVD) Written and directed by Stephen Gaghan (as writer, Traffic (2000), Rules of Engagement (2000), The Alamo (2004), starring George Clooney (O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Michael Clayton (2007), Up in the Air (2009), The Ides of March (2011) and many others), Matt Damon (The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Departed (2006), The Informant! (2009), Invictus (2009), True Grit (2010) and many other films), Jeffrey Wright (W. (2008), Quantum of Solace (2008), The Ides of March (2011)) in an ensemble cast including Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet, William Hurt, Christopher Plummer and others. An astounding, excellent and truly contemporary global petro-political thriller, Syriana, through multiple parallel story lines and diverse locations, is a thought-provoking, and thoroughly emotionally and intellectually engaging look at devious and dangerous international big oil, mixing politics, terrorism, business, assassination, profit and spies. The acting is very good (Clooney won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as CIA agent Bob Barnes), and Gaghan’s writing and directing are sharp and extremely effective. Complex and hypnotic, Syriana is a must-see thriller. (PR)
See our posts on Solaris, starring George Clooney, and The Informant! and Invictus, starring Matt Damon.
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Posted by the editors on Sunday, 16 October 2011
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)(DVD) Directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio, Mary Steenburgen and others. If you like Johnny Depp, you’ll like this; even if you don’t like Juliette Lewis (perhaps, aside from her performance in Natural Born Killers by Oliver Stone, starring Woody Harrelson), you’ll like this; if you like Leonardo DiCaprio, and frankly, even if you don’t, you’ll love this. DiCaprio, only 14 years old at the time of the release of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, is, honestly, absolutely amazing. Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times described [the film] as “… one of the most enchanting films of the year” and said that DiCaprio deserved to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for which he was nominated. If you haven’t seen it already, it’s a must-see, and if you have seen it already, see it again, even if it’s just for DiCaprio’s stellar performance. (PR)
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