Movie Review: THE COURIER

THE COURIER movie poster | ©2021 Lionsgate

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright, Zeljko Ivanek, Kirill Pirogov, Anton Lesser, Maria Mironova, Vladimir Chuprikov Writer: Tom O’Connor Director: Dominic Cooke Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: March 19, 2021  THE COURIER begins with the onscreen statement, “This film is based on true events.” This is accurate. Whether those events happened the way they’re depicted here or not, THE COURIER is a cracking good period spy thriller. By 1960, both the United States and Soviet Union had enough weapons to wipe out humanity (and presumably most other organic life on the planet). Many people […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Zeljko Ivanek discusses THE MOB DOCTOR

Zeljko Ivanek in THE MOB DOCTOR - Season 1 -"Sibling Rivalry" | ©2012 Fox/Nathan Bell

On THE MOB DOCTOR, now wrapping up its first and only season on Fox with an episode tonight, Monday at 9 PM, and a finale on Saturday, January 5 at 9 PM, Jordana Spiro plays Grace Devlin, a talented Chicago surgeon who has obligations to organized crime. Zeljko Ivanek plays Grace’s hospital boss, Dr. Stafford White. It’s been a busy year for Ivanek, who’s had roles in four major feature films – ARGO, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, THE WORDS and THE BOURNE LEGACY – plus done a New York stage play. The Slovenia-born actor has been working almost nonstop since he started […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE MOB DOCTOR – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Jordana Spiro in THE MOB DOCTOR - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Mathieu Young

Stars: Jordana Spiro, William Forsythe, Floriana Lima, Zach Gilford, Jamie Lee Kirchner, Željko Ivanek, James Carpinello, Jesse Lee Soffer, Wendy Makkena Writer: Josh Berman, Rob Wright Director: Michael Dinner Network: Fox, airs Mondays Original Telecast: September 18, 2012 THE MOB DOCTOR is one of those TV shows that sounds like a bad SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE sketch – “she’s a doctor and she moonlights as a mob doctor.” Laughs ensue. And, well, they do with this new Fox series, sort of. Any show that has a line like “cut her some slack, go have a taco,” it makes you question whether […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE WORDS

THE WORDS movie poster | ©2012 CBS Films

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Ben Barnes, Nora Arnezeder, J.K. Simmons, Lee Sternthal Writers: Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal Directors: Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal Distributor: CBS Films Release Date: September 7, 2012 No one can fault THE WORDS for ambition, either as a film itself or in its eagerness to examine exactly what ambition means. It therefore gets points up front for being a film that wants to look at why people do what they do, even when their actions wind up putting them at odds with the results they ultimately […]Read On »

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