Spectre (***1/2) is unfinished business, all the time

Spectre - 2015 Director Sam Mendes Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear Screenplay John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth The Daniel Craig era of James Bond films have been marked with a higher personal stake, more viciousness and aside from Dame Judy Dench's M, an entirely different cast … Continue reading Spectre (***1/2) is unfinished business, all the time

Django Unchained: If Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t win an Oscar, there is no justice

Django Unchained - 2012 Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Don Johnson, Walton Goggins, James Remar, Michael Parks, Dennis Christopher There is a scene that resonates deeply.  On the way into Candyland, Jamie Foxx's freed slave, Django, rides along a group of men in chains. … Continue reading Django Unchained: If Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t win an Oscar, there is no justice

Carnage: I don’t care about the tulips, either.

Carnage - 2011 Directed by Roman Polanski Starring Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz Screenplay by Polanski and Yasmina Reza based on some French play It's really difficult to think of Roman Polanski as just a director.  The first thing that comes to my mind is how in the world is this man still free … Continue reading Carnage: I don’t care about the tulips, either.