Stepping away from the camera so that he might devote all of his remaining energy into snarling, Clint Eastwood takes a starring role but leaves the directing up to his longtime assistant director/producer Robert Lorenz for the inspirational redemption tale Trouble with the Curve. Eastwood, necessarily, plays a withering, cantankerous old guy, whose rapidly-deteriorating sight is close to costing him his career in baseball scouting. Also playing to type, Justin Timberlake shows up as a cocky but good-natured local, whose charms and shirtlessness are not lost on Amy Adams, Eastwood's estranged daughter, back to help her surly father with his job and perhaps get an explanation as to why he abandoned her, and why he always looks like he's shitting. As ever, Amy Adams delights.
After a two-year Coen drought that left us desperately scrambling for even their screwball hand-me-downs, the filmmaking brothers are finally back with an all-Coen original effort in Inside Llewyn Davis. Based on the Greenwich Village folk scene of the '60s--in particular, the ... / Continue →
An unrated, red-band trailer is generally not something you'd expect or care about for a movie about folk music. In this case, we're talking about a Coen Brothers movie, though, so you should probably stop expecting things and start caring about everything, beginning with this ... / Continue →
We won't know for another couple months whether director Zack Snyder has pushed beyond his tone-deaf veneer of slick visual bombast for The Man of Steel, but he sure has made some nice-looking commercials. Here's the latest, which at last pushes beyond all the dramatic expositi... / Continue →