Movie Review: MONEY MONSTER

MONEY MONSTER | © 2016 Sony/Tristar

Rating: R Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Denham, Lenny Venito, Emily Meade Writers: Jamie Linden and Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf, story by DiFiore & Kouf Director: Jodie Foster Distributor: Release Date: May 13, 2016 MONEY MONSTER is almost always entertaining, even when it gets predictable, improbable, or some combination of the two. As movies about the workings of Wall Street go, it has the misfortune to be following THE BIG SHORT while that film – last year’s Oscar winner for Adapted Screenplay – is still in people’s memories. MONEY MONSTER […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE BAY

THE BAY | (c) 2012 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal, Stephen Kunken, Christopher Denham, Nansi Aluka Writer: Michael Wallach, story by Barry Levinson and Michael Wallach Director: Barry Levinson Distributor: Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions Release Date: November 2, 2012 Filmgoers of a certain age recall the promo tag line “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water …” This was for JAWS 2, meant to create enough fear and fascination in viewers to keep them out of the ocean and draw them into the movie theatre. Now THE BAY is here, and it’s liable to keep […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ARGO

ARGO movie poster | ©2012 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Scoot McNairy, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishe Writer: Chris Terrio, based on a selection from THE MASTER OF DISGUISE by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman Director: Ben Affleck Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 12, 2012 If those who don’t remember the past are destined to repeat it, those who do remember are largely destined to love ARGO, which gets its period specifics just right while simultaneously cranking the tension to eleven. This […]Read On »

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