UNBROKEN Review

     December 23, 2014

Part of our admiration for athletes is we want to see their physical greatness as greatness of character.  We apply these same expectations to actors and musicians as well, but we see in them artistic expression rather than an objective …

Roger Deakins Will Not Return as Cinematographer for BOND 24

     February 18, 2014

One of the great things about Skyfall (and there are many) is the phenomenal cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Obviously Deakins always turns in fantastic work, but his collaboration with director Sam Mendes on the James Bond pic was jaw-droppingly gorgeous—which …

PRISONERS Review

     September 19, 2013

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Prisoners opens tomorrow.] There’s enough symbolism and religious themes to give Prisoners some weight. There’s enough curiosity to keep its mystery intriguing. Director Denis Villeneuve does …