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: RUNNER RUNNER

RUNNER RUNNER movie poster | ©2013 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, John Heard Writers: Brian Koppelman & David Levien Director: Brad Furman Distributor: 20th Century Fox/Regency Release Date: October 4, 2013 In real life and in movies, smart and talented young men are swept off their feet business-wise by older and more successful men. This tale is told often, but it seems to resonate more with filmmakers and actors than it does with audiences, mainly because there has to be something beyond just the familiar plot mechanics to make it resonate, and too often, the directors and writers confuse window […]Read On »

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