The Favourite (****) Rabbits on the loose

#thefavourite "The placement of rabbits looms large in this film. She who pays attention to what they signify may be rewarded, even if they still don't belong on the loose. They belong in cages, not running lose in the castle."

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The Lobster (***1/2) is precisely as pathetic as it’s supposed to be

The overall effect to me is somewhere between amused and nails on a chalkboard. This film has appeal to people I admire, and I cannot fault them their feelings. It's a little too close to "Sprockets" for my taste. When I watch a movie or read a book, I am in for a different type of entertainment. I don't need to touch anyone's monkey but my own.

CPE & Em: Oz the Great and Powerful (****) fits like a glove

Oz the Great and Powerful - 2012 Directed by Sam Raimi Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King Screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire based on the books by L. Frank Baum It was a movie that I had no idea needed to be made.  There are 14 books written … Continue reading CPE & Em: Oz the Great and Powerful (****) fits like a glove

The Bourne Legacy changes direction, not the pace

The Bourne Legacy - 2012 Director Tony Gilroy Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn, David Strathairn, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Stacey Keach, Donna Murphy, Željko Ivanek Written by Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy It wasn't until many years after the fact that this reviewer discovered that there had been a 3rd Smokey and the Bandit … Continue reading The Bourne Legacy changes direction, not the pace

Dream House is almost as good as the story surrounding the movie

Dream House - 2011 Directed by Jim Sheridan Starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Martin Csokas, Elias Koteas, Taylor and Clair Geare Written by David Loucka The director and stars of Dream House balked at promoting the film, essentially due to the way the movie was cut after its test screenings.  What's more, Rachel Weisz and Daniel … Continue reading Dream House is almost as good as the story surrounding the movie