Facets of a Financial Crisis

Money Monster (2016). D: Jodie Foster. DP: Matthew Libatique. W: Jamie Linden. Starring: Julia Roberts/George Clooney/Jack O’Connell/Caitriona Balfe/Dominic West/Christopher Denham/Condola Rashad/Giancarlo Esposito. Hot off the boat from its Cannes Film Festival premiere arrives the Jodie Foster directed thriller Money Monster. With star wattage in front and behind the camera the film works well to engross…

Let’s Homage!

Hail, Caesar! D/W: Ethan and Joel Coen. DP: Roger Deakins. Starring: George Clooney/Josh Brolin/Channing Tatum/Scarlett Johansson/Alden Ehrenreich/Jonah Hill/Tilda Swinton/Ralph Fiennes/Frances McDormand/Alison Pill. The newest effort from the Coen brothers abandons the dark bleakness of 2013’s Inside Llewyn Davis for the bright world of studio era film-making. Even more recently the pair wrote the script for Steven…

A Disney World Comes to Life

For anyone following the trajectory of Britt Robertson’s (Under the Dome, The Secret Circle, Life Unexpected) career over the past few years, this is a big step for her. Here is the new trailer from Disney for their project also starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. Very long, I would suggest watching half so you…

Fortunes & Misfortunes

The Descendants (2011). D: Alexander Payne. DP: Phedon Papamichael. W: Payne/Nat Faxon/Jim Rash (based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings). Starring: George Clooney/Shailene Woodley/Amara Miller/Nick Krause/Beau Bridges/Matthew Lillard/Judy Greer/Mary Birdsong/Rob Huebel/Robert Forster. Hot from the festival circuit, Alexander Payne’s new film, The Descendants, has found nice footing at movie theaters across the country. The…