The Brothers Bloom

October 21, 2010

It was with high expectations that I slipped Bloom into my DVD player. After all, Rian Johnson had made the excellent Dashiell-Hammet-in-high-school Brick, one of the coolest indie films of the past few years. Would Bloom have the sharp dialogue, excellent... 

My Blueberry Nights

June 27, 2008

For years, Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai has resisted the lure of the United States, content to make his films in his native country (with the exception of Happy Together which was shot in South America) without any Hollywood movie stars. This has... 

The Constant Gardener

February 24, 2006

2005 was an outstanding year for politically charged movies: Crash, Goodnight, and Good Luck, Syriana and The Constant Gardener. The last film is a tightly plotted suspense thriller based on the John Le Carre novel of the same name. When a British diplomat’s... 

Constantine: Deluxe Edition

December 3, 2005

Constantine (2005) marks the feature film debut of music video director Francis Lawrence who, judging by the look of this movie, would like to follow in the footsteps of David Fincher. For his first time out, Lawrence takes on the daunting task of adapting... 

The Mummy Returns

September 20, 2003

Finally the Rock has come back to DVD! Well, this film may have been sold on the appearance of the Rock, but in fact his involvement with the whole thing is pretty fleeting. The Mummy Returns is the sequel to the summer ’99 blockbuster: The Mummy.... 

Runaway Jury

June 21, 2003

The umpteenth John Grisham courtroom drama also happens to be one of the best, with Cusack, Hoffman and Hackman chewing the scenery like hungry dogs. You’d be forgiven for passing by Runaway Jury in the shops, thinking it was just another Grisham...