Tag: naomiwatts

Now in Theaters: LUCE, A Poster Boy and Dangerous Stereotypes

Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Tim Roth star in the psychological thriller, directed by Julius Onah.

Review: OPHELIA, Properly Reinterpreted for Our Modern World

Daisy Ridley is gobsmacking good and Naomi Watts is transcendent; Claire McCarthy directed.

THE BOOK OF HENRY First Trailer: Neighborhood Justice, JURASSIC WORLD-Style

Colin Trevorrow made his feature directorial debut with Safety Not Guaranteed, a loose-limbed and weirdly comic movie with science-fiction themes that was fresh and enjoyable. Then he was plucked out of the indie realm to helm Jurassic World, a big...

Review: DEMOLITION, Grief, From A Different Perspective

It's fair to say I've become enamoured of one Jake Gyllenhaal of late. Sure, the man has piercing eyes and lovely, bushy eyebrows, but more to the point is the power and poignance he's been bringing to the screen. From...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Veers Onto The Formidable MULHOLLAND DRIVE

The beauty of a David Lynch film, particularly in works such as Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway, is that they allow for individual interpretations. Living probable parallel lives, many Lynch characters cry, connive, manipulate, murder, and cheat through their stories....

Criterion Gets Scary For October: MULHOLLAND DR., THE BROOD, KWAIDAN And More

It's time to start planning your budget for October, which will deliver more theatrically-released horror titles than we've seen in awhile, along with the usual avalanche of frightening home video releases. Quickly rising to the top of many lists, however...

Cannes 2015 Review: SEA OF TREES, Glimpses Of Beauty Within A Poisoned Forest

It's never a good thing when a film gets booed, but it happens more frequently at Cannes than anywhere in my experience. Often this booing takes on a kind of group think, with headlines all over the world declaring the...

Review: WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, A Couple Struggles With Middle Age

It pains me to give a Noah Baumbach film anything less than a glowing review, especially considering there is so much that works about his new film, While We're Young. The premise is his most appealing to date, which, at...

Review: INSURGENT Is Dystop-less

Part two of the big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling series of YA sci-fi novels boasts a larger budget and sharper hairstyles than its predecessor, but remains incapable of stepping out from the long shadow cast by rival franchise...

New York 2014 Review: BIRDMAN, A Visual and Comedic Feast For The Eyes and Mind

This year's New York Film Festival came to a satisfying conclusion with one of its best selections, Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), the oddly titled (and punctuated) fifth feature by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Returning in...

Opening: ST. VINCENT, A Showcase For Bill Murray

Normally there are event films that draw people in, big spectacles that just can't be replicated at home. Then there are the arty films that are still accessible, not something that's too dour or experimental to seem out of place...

Toronto 2014 Review: ST. VINCENT Delivers Vintage Bill Murray

Not everybody watches quite as many films as some of us. There are those where getting out to a theatre isn't a weekly (or, in my case, daily) occurrence, where the schlepp of getting there, standing in line, getting...

Toronto 2014 Review: WHILE WE'RE YOUNG Is Too Proud Of Being Old

It pains me to give a Noah Baumbach film anything less than a glowing review, especially considering there is so much that works about his new film, While We're Young. The premise is his most appealing to date, which, at a glance,...

Review: DIANA Is A Minefield Of Poor Decisions And Missed Opportunities

From its risible dialogue to its strangely affected central performance, Oliver Hirschbiegel's dramatisation of Diana's final years is an uncomfortable and mostly tedious affair that feels perpetually in fear of revealing anything even remotely interesting about the ill-fated People's Princess....

DIANA Features Naomi Watts As The Princess Who Yearned For Another

While the first teaser for Oliver Hirschbiegel's Diana sold the idea of Naomi Watts playing Diana, Princess of Wales, filled with images but no dialogue, the first full-length trailer endeavors to capture interest by leaning on the forbidden romance angle....

Review: THE IMPOSSIBLE is Too Soggy and Too Staged to Warrant Consequence

"Just close your eyes and think of something nice" is a refrain repeated several times during J.A. Bayona's Tsunami disaster film that sees Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts - and their three children - attempt to re-unite after a tidal wave...

Gong Li, Forest Whitaker And Ray Winstone Join Mickey Rourke In Walter Hill's ST VINCENT

Back in the day Walter Hill was one of the heaviest hitters in Hollywood.  Starting as an AD on Bullitt and the original Thomas Crown Affair, Hill would go on to produce films like Alien,  while writing and directing the...