Tuesday 22 Jul

Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
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William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
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Michael Clayton

None October 18th, 2007


Reviewer's grade: A


George Clooney, looking haggard and in need of a nap and a sandwich, stars in the title role of this suspenseful thriller from veteran screenwriter and first-time director Tony Gilroy. Michael Clayton is a "fixer" at a large New York law firm, a man who gets called out in the middle of the night to clean up after both his firm's clients and partners alike.


After partner Arthur Edens (the fantastic Tom Wilkinson) goes off his meds and flips out at a deposition hearing, Clayton is called in to calm him down and smooth things over with corporate client UNorth, represented by resident shark Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton). Things do not go as planned, and since there's a lot of money on the line, things instead get very dangerous. Clayton, who is doing his best just to tread water, gets caught in the middle.


With a solid, well-constructed script by Gilroy and a solid, well-chosen cast to flesh it out, "Michael Clayton" is easily the year's most exciting movie about corporate law. R


"”Mike Robertson 

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