Life is not what it seems for a small-town California barber in the Coen brothers’ 2001 film noir, The Man Who Wasn’t There. Even this is a film noir, the Coens bring their own ideas into the genre. It’s not your typical film noir. The lead character does not intentionally set out to commit any crime. It just kind of happens. But if you read any of James M. Cain’s work, you’ll find characters behaving…"The Man Who Wasn’t There: A Film Noir"
Intolerable Cruelty, the Coen brothers vehicle starring George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones, marked its 20th anniversary in October. My apologies for getting to this anniversary review so late. My schedule was initially hectic because of the holidays and then October 7 happened. Better late than never as they say. The gist of the film is that divorce attorney Miles Massey (George Clooney) and gold digger Marylin Rexroth (Catherine Zeta-Jones) fall for each other. Ironically, Miles…"Intolerable Cruelty Celebrates 20 Years And Still Captivates Audiences"
A skilled CIA operative discovers dark secrets by accident and finds a bounty on his head while assassins chase him in The Gray Man. If you’re expecting a film similar in tone to any of their Captain America or Avengers work, you can forget it. Even though they are playing in spy thriller territory, Chris Evans is playing as opposite of Captain America as he can get. The mustache here is a choice although should…"The Gray Man Asks Who Can You Trust"
Make no mistake that Primary Colors is a satire but the film’s events are rather uncanny when it comes to similarities with the 1992 Bill Clinton campaign. Henry Burton (Adrian Lester) signs on to manage the presidential campaign for Arkansas Governor Jack Stanton (John Travolta). Stanton has this charismatic attitude about the way he walks and talks. You can’t help but like the guy and want him to win! Stanton already has a strong team…"Primary Colors Really Goes For The Satire"
While Armageddon runs a bloated 150 minutes, the large majority of the film could really be defined as a comedy. This film no doubt offered a glimpse into the future of what a Michael Bay movie would be–full of disaster with a side of visual effects. Nobody asked for either but okay. There’s nothing else that you really need to say. When an asteroid “the size of Texas” is discovered to be heading towards an…"Armageddon at 20 Years"