Everybody’s Fine

February 19, 2010

Welcome to the end of Robert De Niro’s career, which just so happens to dovetail rather coincidentally with the demise of Miramax, the little studio that became a major player in the 1990s. However, with the departure of its founders, Harvey and Bob... 

Galaxy Quest: Deluxe Edition

May 11, 2009

When Galaxy Quest was released in 2000, it was a modest success but it certainly didn’t light the world on fire. Over the years, it has quietly amassed something of a cult following who delight in the film’s affectionately satirical jabs at the Star... 

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... 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

January 11, 2006

Imagine being a floppy Englishman who wakes one morning to find his house ready to be demolished by a wrecking crew. Imagine, a scant few minutes later, your best friend pulling you down to the pub—then telling you the world will end in 11 minutes.... 

Matchstick Men

September 1, 2002

Con-artists Nic Cage and Sam Rockwell find their biggest scam in danger when Cage’s 14-year-old daughter arrives on the scene. Director Ridley Scott usually favours big flamboyant blockbusters, so it was an odd choice for him to take the reigns...