Jack Kerouac's stream of consciousness novel “On the Road” comes to the screen more or less intact as a not-altogethersatisfying road trip into the Beat Era. The “Motorcycle Diaries” team of director Walter Salles and screenwriter Jose Rivera have made an “unfilmable book” cinematically coherent, capturing the geographical possibilities, the feel and flavor of this blend of biography and Beatnik history.
Finally — finally! — the “Twilight” franchise embraces its own innate absurdity with the gleefully over-the-top conclusion, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.”
Although its name doesn't indicate it clearly, “When a wolf falls in love with a sheep” recounts a love encounter between two young adults who've lost their purpose, searching for their next step in life.
From the outset “When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep” really just looks like your everyday rom-com with the boy-meets-girl-falls-in-love scenario. It is set, however, in a world we might consider quite the opposite of romantic — stressful, suffocating cram schools.
2012/11/12, 1 Comment
Amovie about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis probably doesn't sound like it would be a laugh riot — or should be — but that's just one of the many ways in which “Argo” is a glorious, gripping surprise.
“Margin Call” takes ripped-from-the-headlines events and dramatizes them for all they're worth. Which turns out to be quite a lot.