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In the Electric Mist – Starring Tommy Lee Jones

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 22 January 2012

In the Electric Mist (2009)  Directed by Bertrand Tavernier, starring Tommy Lee JonesJohn GoodmanPeter SarsgaardKelly MacdonaldMary Steenburgen and Levon Helm.  In this crime drama, laced with magical realism, set in the bayou and back country of Louisiana, Tommy Lee Jones, portraying an recovering alcoholic, Vietnam veteran, parish police detective, investigates the murder of a young prostitute.  Though the cast is clearly top notch and the potential to be more is there in the portrayals by all of the major actors; unfortunately, their acting seems, somehow, somewhat uninspired.  The failure to really come together could very well be due to the poor screenwriting, based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke, that fails to create much tension or develop characters, and is otherwise equally ineffectual and splintered.  (PR)

See our posts on the films The Company Men, The Fugitive, starring Tommy Lee Jones and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones.

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 16 October 2011

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)(DVD)  Directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny DeppJuliette Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprioMary 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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