Monday, February 18, 2013

New (and Not So New) Stuff

It's been a very long time since my last set of linkthroughs, so without (too much) further ado, here's a set of links to my work from the last... however long it's been since my previous post. I got to tackle an awards contender and reconsider a pair of classics for Little White Lies and to take on a variety of films of disparate quality for a variety of other publications.

Life of Pi (Little White Lies)
The Earrings of Madame De... (Little White Lies)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (Little White Lies)
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (Slant)
Broken City (Slant)
The Taste of Money (Slant)
Girls Against Boys (Slant)
My Best Enemy (Slant)
Supporting Characters (Village Voice)
The Pirogue (Village Voice)
High Tech, Low Life (Village Voice)
$ellebrity (Village Voice)
Let Fury Have the Hour (Indiewire)
Stolen Seas (Time Out New York)

1 comment:

Maria Maria said...

They ask, "Is it any good?" That's what they always say.
I can't tell you with a straight face "Broken City" is "any good," but I can make the case you'll have a good time even when the screenplay is breaking bad.
You look at that cast — Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg, terrific supporting players such as Barry Pepper, Kyle Chandler, Jeffrey Wright and Griffin Dunne — and you figure at least some of these actors read the script, and thought, OK, I'll sink my teeth into this one, even if the cheese gets pretty binding at times. ginecologo consulta medico pediatra medico doctor dermatologo veterinario veterinario ask to consulta abogado abogado abogado abogado abogado psicologo doctor psicologo abogado abogado From a lurid plot sometimes so predictable they could have inserted subtitles issuing a spoiler alert warning of Russell Crowe's thuggishly over-the-top performance as a power-thirsty New York mayor, "Broken City" is the sworn enemy of subtle. Directed by Allen Hughes (who has teamed up with his brother on films such as "Menace II Society," "From Hell" and "The Book of Eli"), this is a big, juicy, sometimes clunky political crime thriller that plays like a 21st century B-movie.