Movie Review: INNOCENCE

INNOCENCE movie poster | ©2014 Scion Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Sophie Curtis, Kelly Reilly, Graham Phillips, Linus Roache Writers: Tristine Skyler and Jane Mendelsohn, based on her novel Director: Hilary Brougher Distributor: Scion Pictures Release Date: September 5, 2014 “Adequate” is probably not a designation most filmmakers seek, but it seems the best word to describe INNOCENCE. Based on Jane Mendelsohn’s 2001 YA novel, with a screenplay by Tristine Skyler and Mendelsohn, INNOCENCE sails serenely along as though no one had ever before made a movie about sinister doings at a high-end high school. This attitude of, well, innocence serves INNOCENCE moderately well for the most part. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FLIGHT

Flight | (c) 2012 Paramount Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Denzel Washington, Bruce Greenwood, Kelly Reilly, Dane Davenport, Nadine Velazquez Director: Robert Zemeckis Writer: John Gatins Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: November 2, 2012 You can see what the principals of FLIGHT – star Denzel Washington, director Robert Zemeckis and writer John Gatins – are going for and why they think it might work. The concept is both ambitious and admirable: tell a story of a man battling with addiction through the lens of the kind of exciting event that, in other hands, would take up the entire movie. Washington’s “Whip” Whitaker is neither a loser rolling […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS

SHERLOCK HOLMES - A GAME OF SHADOWS poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Kelly Reilly, Rachel McAdams, Stephen Fry Writers: Michele Mulroney & Kieran Mulroney, based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Director: Guy Ritchie Distributor: Warner Bros. Let’s get the big question out of the way at the top – yes, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS is an improvement on its 2009 predecessor. The new film brings back Robert Downey Jr. as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved creation, nineteenth-century London sleuth Sherlock Holmes, with Jude Law reprising his role as Holmes’ sidekick/chronicler Dr. John Watson and Guy […]Read On »

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