Another Look: The Highwaymen vs. Bonnie and Clyde

"The Warren Beatty film has received a gentle critical wind in the ensuing years, remembered more for its groundbreaking violence than for any of the many nominated performances. In retrospect, its not a bad film, but it's not a classic, either. The main thing it lacks is a cohesive story that's not real accurate with any amount of character development. "

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (****)

Burton's instincts are tempered here. He's allowed the weirdness we normally get from him, but without any of the routine "no one understands how weird I want to be" normally pushed to the forefront. Having Green in the role normally reserved for Helena Bonham Carter infests certainly helps. Ultimately we get all of the benefits of the imagination of the creators with very few of the indulgences of a director who hasn't heard "no" when it comes to a budget since Superman Lives.

Gone Girl (*****) won’t be ignored

Gone Girl - 2014 Director David Fincher Starring Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Kim Dickens, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, Missi Pyle, Sela Ward, Emily Ratajkowski, Patrick Fugit, Casey Wilson Screenplay Gillian Flynn based on her novel There is no better  director thank David Fincher. Really, no one even comes consistently close to what he … Continue reading Gone Girl (*****) won’t be ignored

At Any Price: A patent on life

At Any Price - 2012 Director Ramin Bahrani Starring Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham, Kim Dickens, Clancy Brown, Red West, Maika Monroe Screenplay by Bahrani and Hallie Elizabeth Newton Things I don't mind seeing: Any movie introducing the debate about GMO seeds. An actor attempting to move forward in their profession. Films about the difficulties involved … Continue reading At Any Price: A patent on life