January 18, 2011

After failing to win an Academy Award in 2002 for her brave performance in Unfaithful (losing out to Nicole Kidman in The Hours), cynical pundits surmised that Diane Lane took on the role of Penny Chenery, the owner of the legendary race horse Secretariat,... 


January 20, 2010

For every Die Hard (1986) or 12 Monkeys (1995), there are all kinds of 16 Blocks (2006) and Hostage (2005) – forgettable genre films that populate Bruce Willis’ extensive filmography. Surrogates (2009) is the latest paycheck film for the veteran actor.... 

Becoming Jane

February 19, 2008

Having broken through to the mainstream with The Devil Wears Prada (2006), actress Anne Hathaway tries her hand at the period film, a necessary step for anyone who wants to stretch themselves and demonstrate that they have range. Still early in her career,... 

The Green Mile: Special Edition

December 1, 2006

Magic realism is a tricky thing to pull off in a movie. It’s a deft balancing act that if you go too far in one direction you run the risk of losing the audience. In literature, it is much easier to pull off because a lot of it is left up to the reader’s... 

I, Robot

December 7, 2004

One mistake was all it took for Big Willie to lose his crown as king of the summer blockbuster. Now I, Robot is his rise from the ashes of Wild Wild West. The script is near perfect. The special effects are near perfect. The direction is near perfect....