Robin Hood: Do We Need This Film?

Robin Hood takes everything we know about the legend but leaves us asking the question as to whether or not the film is really necessary. Ben Chandler and David James Kelly’s screenplay takes us back to Hood’s days prior to living in the Sherwood Forest.  If there’s anything new offered to the audience, it’s the origin of Hood (Taron Egerton) and Marian’s (Eve Hewson) relationship.  Just as soon as we get to know the couple.…

"Robin Hood: Do We Need This Film?"

Papillon Drags On Longer Than Necessary

Papillon drags on a half hour longer than necessary but will inevitably draw people to compare the film to the 1973 original if they’ve seen it. We’re transported back in time to 1931 Paris where Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam) has stolen a number of diamonds for mobster Castili (Christopher Fairbank).  He makes one pivotal mistake and the filmmakers really stress this through the camera framing.  He hands a diamond necklace to his girlfriend, Nenette (Eve Hewson).  So…

"Papillon Drags On Longer Than Necessary"