Tag: joshbrolin

Review: SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, A Better Day

Not so long ago, when one considered which recent films might parlay nicely into a franchise, Sicario probably didn’t spring to mind.  Fortunately, the film’s writer, Taylor Sheridan, was not of this persuasion.   Denis Villeneuve’s 2015 original remains an...

Review: DEADPOOL 2, Satirical Lunacy Cranked To 11

Expectations were pretty low for Deadpool 2. What could have easily been conceived as a cash-cow on Marvel's part, merely another cog in the exhaustive line-up of films that have been and are to come, is instead a self contained...

Review: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, A Fun and Dire Marvel Royale

The impossible geek dream of most every Marvel movie character together in one adventure has, at long last, landed.  Iron Man!  Captain America!  Thor!  Spider-Man!  Doctor Strange!  Guardians of the Galaxy!  (This could go on for a while).  But is...

The Many Faces Of Josh Brolin

This week, Josh Brolin appears as an important supporting actor in not one but TWO new releases: the great-looking mountain drama Everest (reviewed here) and the by all accounts spectacular Sicario (reviewed here). Time for him to feature in our...

Review: SICARIO, A Marvelous, Stunning Hybrid

In white writing on a black screen, we're taught that Sicario was the name given to Hebrew Zealots (the name means "dagger men") who fought to expel the Romans in Judea. Now the name is used in Mexico to refer...

Hey, NYC! Wanna See SICARIO Early And For Free?

With Denis Villeneuve at the helm I betchya that answer is YES. The Quebecois director has been raking up a complex and eclectic filmography over the years, from Prisoners to Enemy, and his Cannes premiering Emily Blunt starring cartel thriller...

Review: EVEREST Tackles Disaster With Diplomacy At The Top Of The World

Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur tackles his largest Hollywood project to-date, with this epically staged account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which eight climbers perished on the Himalayan peak in a single day. Featuring a robust ensemble cast and...

Gyllenhaal, Brolin, Clarke And Hawkes Head Up The Hill And Down Again In First EVEREST Trailer

Iceland's Baltasar Kormakur takes an all star cast (Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson) up the world's tallest peak in upcoming survival thriller Everest. With a title like that the...

Review: INHERENT VICE, Say Hello To The American Psyche, Circa 1970

Paul Thomas Anderson faithfully adapts Thomas Pynchon's most accessible novel, the zaniest surf noir, Inherent Vice. It is also the first time he's worked with a large ensemble cast since Magnolia. The result is often hilarious, a laborious snapshot of...

New York 2014 Review: It's The Trip, Not The Destination, In INHERENT VICE

P. T. Anderson faithfully adapts Thomas Pynchon's most accessible novel, the zaniest surf noir, Inherent Vice. It is also the first time he's worked with a large ensemble cast since Magnolia. The result is often hilarious, a laborious snapshot of...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks Richard Attenborough, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, And THE CONGRESS

The latest edition of my video report is dedicated to memories of the late Lord Richard Attenborough, star of numerous classics and a world class director.Also, a look at Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, as well as the...

Review: SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR, Where Broken Dreams Go To Die

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, like its sibling film 300: Rise of an Empire, is a sequel few were clamoring for. The first film from 2005 set the tone for these Frank Miller adaptations, strongly graphical with a...

Latest SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Trailer, Black And White and Red All Over

Hmm. I must be getting old, because I'm not as excited by the latest trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For as I should be. Maybe it's because the original Sin City raised my hopes so high, and then...

Let The Monster Out With Full SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Trailer

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have gotten the gang back together for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and after what seems an age of teasing and cast announcements and deliberately stirred up faux controversy about breasts in marketing...

First Trailer For SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Should Please Fans

It's been a very, very long time coming, but Sin City creator Frank Miller and Mr. Macho Movie Maverick himself, Robert Rodriguez have at last unleashed our first solid look at their next entry in what is apparently now a...

Review: In LABOR DAY, Real Men Bake Pies

Kate Winslet is a Real Woman. And Josh Brolin is a Real Man. And yet, they cannot be together.  That's the tragedy of the new drama, Labor Day (based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, who also wrote the source...

Review: Spike Lee's OLDBOY, A Failed Attempt At Something New

The easiest thing to do with Spike Lee's latest work, a "don't call it a remake" of Park Chan-wook's 2003 film Oldboy, is to simply dismiss it. Know that this isn't a particularly good film, let alone a capable...

OLDBOY: Screenwriter And Producer Mark Protosevich Talks Blasphemy, Honor, And Respect

Controversy has followed the US remake of the classic Korean psychodrama, Oldboy, since its proposal years ago. I had a few words with screenwriter/co-producer Mark Protosevich, who has been along for the film's entire ride from Will Smith and Steven...

Interview: Spike Lee On OLDBOY - Don't Call It A Remake

Don't call it a remake: writer, director, online provocateur, and recent Kickstarter entrepreneur asks that audiences consider his Oldboy a "reinterpratation" of the source material. "John Coltrane did not perform the same song that Julie Andrews sang in The Sound...

Spike Lee's OLDBOY: Get In Shape With Josh Brolin In This New Featurette

It just dawned on me that Spike Lee's version of Oldboy is set for release in the United States on November 27th, a day before Thanksgiving. Which I find to be kind of hilarious. And so I will say this...