The Wrestler

April 22, 2009

Many critics heralded The Wrestler (2008) as the resurrection of Mickey Rourke’s career but for fans of the mercurial actor, his comeback started with small, but memorable roles in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rainmaker (1997), Buffalo 66 (1998), and... 

King of California

February 5, 2008

Hoping to replicate the overwhelming positive critical response he received for his performance in Wonder Boys (2000), Michael Douglas plays another quirky outsider in King of California (2007). Despite being produced by Alexander Payne (Sideways), the... 

Running with Scissors

February 2, 2007

Running with Scissors (2006) is the latest entry in the dysfunctional, eccentric family genre alongside the likes of recent additions, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Family Stone (2005). It’s a genre that allows actors to grunge themselves down,... 

The Missing

February 2, 2003

When Cate Blanchett’s daughter is kidnapped she must team up with estranged father Tommy Lee Jones in this slow-burning Western. Ron Howard is as close to Hollywood royalty as you can get. Both his parents were actors, he starred in iconic 50’s...