Catching Fire is an entertaining if ultimately frustrating middle chapter in the Hunger Games saga. Picking up a few weeks(?) after where The Hunger Games left off, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are forced to take the customary tour of dystopian Panem (a.k.a. the US in a couple hundred years) in order to superficially honor the… read more!
Movies Directed by Francis Lawrence (in alphabetical order)
Although marketed as a taut suspense thriller, Red Sparrow is in reality a disturbing drama about the moral compromises inherent to spycraft and the enduring trauma of sexual assault. No, it isn't fun. But it is an interesting film, one not worthy of the dismissive reviews it's been receiving. Jennifer Lawrence leads a mostly non-Russian cast as a Bolshoi ballerina… read more!