Deja Vu

April 20, 2007

Director Tony Scott and Denzel Washington team up for another noisy, hyperactive action film for producer Jerry Bruckheimer but this time out they try to add a bit more substance and thought between the car chases and explosions with Déjà Vu (2006). When... 

Inside Man

August 11, 2006

Spike Lee is the last filmmaker you’d imagine making a slick heist film for a major studio and yet that is exactly what he’s done with Inside Man (2006), a cleverly staged and executed thriller. What’s even more incredible is that this intricately... 

The Manchurian Candidate

June 26, 2005

Remaking classic movies is almost always a bad idea and usually done for all the wrong reasons. Case in point: Gus Van Sant’s much-maligned misfire, Psycho (1998). There is a reason why these movies are so highly regarded—they don’t need to be remade.... 

Man on Fire

March 18, 2005

Tony Scott is a journeyman action film director capable of producing an excellent film when given the right material (True Romance) and truly abysmal ones when given the wrong material (The Fan). Either way, his films all have a distinctive look of a...