Fair Game (2010)

Fair Game (2010) — After helming The Bourne Identity about a fictional spy, director Doug Liman has plunged into the story of a real one.  If you watched the news in the past several years you’re familiar with the Valerie Plame affair (I wish I lived in a world where that sentence didn’t need the … Continue reading

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009) — Reasonably funny throughout but not stellar.  The opening disclaimer “more of this is true than you might expect” kind of says it all in terms of tone.  Clooney is great by playing his absurd role with intense sincerity.  McGreggor’s American accent sounds not totally convincing and he … Continue reading

The Hurt Locker (2009)

The Hurt Locker (2009) — Brilliantly acted all around and tense as all hell.  Not what I necessarily would have expected from Kathryn Bigelow, the director of Near Dark and Point Break, but then again I guess you really never should pigeonhole a director.  Jeremy Renner portrays a man who thinks he’s invincible.  Anthony Mackie … Continue reading