“Weekend,” directed and written by Andrew Haigh, is an unflinching look at intimacy with an exterior of unfussy realism and a core of philosophic archetypes.
In “Man on a Ledge,” a man named Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) checks into the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, orders a champagne lunch and then climbs out of the window of his room on the 21st floor, threatening to jump.
If Batman and the X-Men get prequels, why not Hunter S. Thompson?
Directed by Taiwanese filmmaker Teng Yung-shin (鄧勇星), “Return Ticket” (到阜陽六百里) is the kind of film about Shanghai that rarely plays in a theater near you.
When powerful men amass their armies and go to battle in a tight political race, even the most idealistic and fervent political junkies may find their faith tested, if not obliterated.
The post-war Bosnia drama “The Whistleblower” earns high marks for its humanitarian intentions and for Rachel Weisz's steely performance as an American cop-turned-peacekeeper who exposes a sex-trafficking ring.
“Laughable” probably isn't the word the makers of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” were aiming for, but there it is; laughter, in all the wrong places.
2011/11/25, 1 Comment
A class act such as “The Help” is rare enough in Hollywood. Coming at the tail end of summer blockbuster season, it's almost unheard of.