The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

[Note: This review was written based on a 2D presentation of The Adventures of Tintin as seen on a DVD screener which I freely admit is no way to properly appreciate such a richly visual movie. I probably shouldn’t even run this review, and if I hadn’t liked the film I wouldn’t, but I’ll be (read…)

TIFF ’09: Opening Night

Creation. d:Jon Amiel s:Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Jeremy Northam and Toby Jones. I can’t say my hopes were high for this one. In fact, it’s exactly the kind of movie I was planning on skipping coverage of. It seemed to sort of appear out of nowhere smelling vaguely of Oscar bait only lacking a US (read…)

Poster: St. Trinian’s

The one sheet for the new British girl’s school comedy starring Colin Firth, Lena Headey, Russell Brand, Toby Jones, Rupert Everett and Gemma Arterton

Review: Frost/Nixon (2008) ***

Michael Sheen as David Frost and Frank Langella as Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon Frost/Nixon is one great scene surrounded by a Ron Howard picture. Whether that’s good news or bad news depends on your patience for the director’s trademark incapacity for subtlety or nuance. I have little, but in this case he’s a bit less (read…)

Review: W. (2008) ** 1/2

Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks in W. Somehow, Oliver Stone’s W. manages to live up to my best hopes and fall victim to my worst fears all at once. When Stone first announced he was planning a film about our sitting president, his intentions for it were unclear. Being too late for effective satire yet (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 10/9/08

Wong Kar-Wai’s Ashes of Time Redux, opening in limited release There isn’t much to get too excited about in the wide releases this weekend: Body of Lies. A Ridley Scott thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a CIA agent on the trail of a terrorist leader. He is guided from afar by CIA veteran Russell Crowe but with (read…)

LiC 2008 Fall Forecast: October

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Samantha Morton in Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York Moving right along with the Fall Forecast. Here’s what’s coming up in October. Once again, all dates are subject to change based on studio whim. LiC’s picks are starred. October 3 An American Carol. I love Airplane! as much as anyone, but David (read…)





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