If Michael Bay is smart, and having a long career as, essentially, a one-trick pony, leads us to believe he must be, he will cast Olivia Stambouliah in all his films from now on. As Lieutenant Dhazghig, the crack surveillance officer in charge of keeping track of where the rogue, and eponymous subject of Bay’s… Read More »
Transposing the milieu from glitz to grits, Steven Soderbergh’s LOGAN LUCKY does more set an intricate heist flick in the backroads of Appalachia, it also makes a sly statement about class, culture, and our preconceived notions about those two things. It also has something that most Soderbergh films lack for all their visual impact: heart.… Read More »
THE COMEDIAN makes me want to forgive Robert De Niro for BAD GRANDPA. Almost.
LOUDER THAN BOMBS begins with a perfect picture of family love. Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg) is marveling at his newborn as his wife Amy, (Megan Ketch) looks on beaming. Jonah is beaming, too, and he is aghast that he has forgotten to bring his wife the food she had requested when she discovered that the hospital tray… Read More »
In northern Iceland where distractions are few, there is time enough to refine feuds to a fine art. And so it is with brothers Gummi (Sigurður Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Theodór Júlíusson), the metaphorical rams of RAMS, whose 40-year feud has been fueled by living side by side for all that time on the sheep ranch… Read More »