Coriolanus (2011)

Coriolanus (2011) – Shakespeare… Sometimes seeing Shakespeare’s words brought to life means seeing a very proper Englishman on stage in a doublet and tights enunciating vowels and trilling r’s. Other time it’s a fucking tank bursting through the wall. (That second example is from Richard Loncraine’s Ian McKellen-starring Richard III.) Acclaimed British person (and man … 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