Out of Sight Arrives on 4K UHD

Out of Sight, the first collaboration between filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and actor George Clooney, arrives on 4K Ultra HD. The film makes its arrival on 4K UHD two days after turning 24 years old. If Kino Lorber had held off for another year, they could have released a 25th anniversary 4K! I’m not complaining as it also gives me an opportunity to rewatch a Steven Soderbergh classic. Plus, it’s got Kentucky native George Clooney. Together,…

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The Tender Bar: Another Solid George Clooney Film

George Clooney brings J.R. Moehringer’s memoir, The Tender Bar, to the big screen in a moving film about a fatherless boy. J.R. Maguire (Daniel Ranier, Tye Sheridan) may not have the most conventional childhood but he makes the best of it. His father ran out on his mother, Dorothy (Lily Rabe), at a young age to where J.R. never really gets to know him. When The Voice (Max Martini), as he calls his father, does…

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The Ides of March: Political Thriller Marks 10 Years

The Ides of March, the political thriller starring Ryan Gosling and George Clooney, marks its tenth anniversary since its 2011 release. This film, based on Farrugut North by Beau Willimon, takes a behind-the-scenes look at political campaign drama. However, in as much as it is inside baseball, the film also focuses on Pennsylvania Governor Mike Morris’s sexual affair and how it nearly ends his presidential campaign. Politics can be an ugly event and this film…

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George Clooney Talks The Midnight Sky

Actor-director-producer George Clooney and actress Caoilinn Springall participated in a press conference to discuss The Midnight Sky. Critics Choice Association members were invited to attend last Tuesday’s press conference.  It was the penultimate Netflix press conference for CCA before 2020 comes to an end.  Netflix has been hosting virtual press conferences for CCA members dating back to Da 5 Bloods this summer.  The press conferences are mostly limited to their awards contenders and allow members…

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The Midnight Sky: A Modern-Day On The Beach

The Midnight Sky, directed by and co-starring George Clooney, is a modern-day version of Stanley Kramer’s Oscar-nominated On the Beach. Living in isolation is one of the major things to come out of 2020.  To no surprise, one of the biggest film’s of the year is about just that.  No, there isn’t a pandemic but the planet is suffering.  Is humanity heading towards the verge of extinction?  Quite possibly.  And yet, George Clooney does one…

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Burn After Reading: A Comedic Political Thriller

The Coen brothers find a way to mix both political thriller and dark comedy in Burn After Reading to give us a beautiful piece of cinema. Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) quits his job as a CIA analyst and uses this newfound time to write his memoir.  His wife, Katie (Tilda Swinton), sees this and continues having an affair with U.S. Marshal Harry Pfarrer (George Clooney).  It feels like everybody is having an affair as we…

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The Descendants: George Clooney’s Career-Best

George Clooney manages to turn in a career-best performance as a father of two daughters in the Hawaiian-set The Descendants. Alexander Payne adapts Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel for the screen in true cinematic fashion.  Because of the whole cheating aspect, this probably isn’t a film that could have been released during the Production Code era.  Regardless, it’s one of my favorite films from 2011.  In a perfect world, George Clooney would have won an Oscar…

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Up in the Air: One of 2009’s Best Films

Over a decade following its theatrical release, Up in the Air remains one of the best films to have been released in 2009. With the exception of 2014’s Men, Women, and Children, Jason Reitman can do no wrong. Heading into Up in the Air, Reitman was hitting home run after home run.  This was his third feature following both Thank You for Smoking and Juno.  Basing the film on Walter Kirn’s 2001 novel of the…

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Michael Clayton Still Holds Up

Michael Clayton is a legal suspense thriller that manages to get our attention from the very moment that the picture appears on the screen. Michael Clayton (George Clooney) has a lot of issues here that seem to take him in every which direction.  For one, one of his co-workers, Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) has suffered a breakdown.  The other thing going on here is that an agricultural conglomerate client–U-North–is on the opposite end of a…

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Tomorrowland: An Underappreciated Disney Film

The futuristic Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson, is certainly an underappreciated Disney release. Frank Walker (George Clooney) takes us back to his childhood during the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.  Young Frank unsuccessful in selling his prototype jetpack to David Nix (Hugh Laurie).  Athena (Raffey Cassidy) hands Frank a Tomorrowland pin and gives him instructions to follow her to Walt Disney’s It’s A Small World attraction.  Next thing we know, he’s transported…

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