If you don't want to hear about the plot twists in this film, then don't read this review. However, I have to say, I guessed the big twist ending of Shyamalan's breakout film The Sixth Sense about a third of the way through watching it, and that actually made me like that film more. In the case of Unbreakable, an… read more!
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This is a defiantly odd and confidently creepy little film, and as such there's a part of me that wishes you could just see this without knowing anything about it, except that Scarlett Johansson is in it. If you're game, then stop reading this now. Otherwise, because Under the Skin has no interest in spelling much out for us, it… read more!
There are undoubtedly those who will avoid this film as patriotic malarkey due to its subject matter: the passengers on the fourth hijacked airliner on September 11, 2001, who rose up against their captors before the plane could be crashed into whatever unknown target it was aiming for. This sort of attitude merely reflects the divisiveness in the US over… read more!
Have you ever gone to a movie just because you found an actor attractive? I've had a modest crush on Rosamund Pike ever since she debuted, more or less, in the Bond programmer Die Another Day. Since then she's been a dependable supporting player in titles like The World's End and An Education, though rarely anchoring a film until Gone Girl finally made her a leading… read more!
In July 2003, a 35-year-old Englishman named Doug Bruce, living in New York City as a photography student, woke up on the subway one morning with a case of total amnesia. Not knowing his name, where he lived, or any of his friends, he turned himself into the police and wound up in a mental hospital until a girlfriend's mother… read more!
Another easy winner from Pixar, the colorful, emotionally charged Up is their tenth feature and shows the studio at the height of its creative powers. Ed Asner provides the voice of Carl, a cranky old man mourning the loss of his wife, Ellie. The film's much-discussed prologue, which includes a dialogue-free montage of Carl and Ellie's life together, is arguably… read more!
Nearly flawless comedy-drama with George Clooney as a "professional firer" who spends over 300 days a year flying around the United States in order to lay off strangers at various downsizing companies. Up in the Air may be an extraordinarily timely document of life during these bleak economic times, but that's just a framework for the human drama that is… read more!