Hotel Artimis (***1/2) well-crafted and stays within its range

Hotel Artemis – 2018 Written and Directed by Drew Pearce Starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, Kenneth Choi There is something to be said about doing something well, even if you’re not shooting for the stars. Drew Pearce has turned in … Continue reading Hotel Artimis (***1/2) well-crafted and stays within its range

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Elysium has no more than one answer to the world’s ills

Elysium - 2013 Written and Directed by Neill Blomkamp Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, Wagner Moura, Faran Tahir Alice Braga is one of the most beautiful women in the world.  Her beauty is breathtaking.  I spent much of Elysium wondering how in the world it was that Max De … Continue reading Elysium has no more than one answer to the world’s ills

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.

The Beaver shows that nobody wants to be alone

The Beaver - 2011 Directed by Jodie Foster Starring Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence Written by Kyle Killen I have never pretended to understand depression.  Not many people lately have tried to understand Mel Gibson.  I have been quite interested in understanding him since his groundbreaking directorial début so many years ago in Braveheart. … Continue reading The Beaver shows that nobody wants to be alone